Cloudy Bay show garden designers offer 'youthful angle'

The LVMH Moet Hennessy-owned wine brand has linked with Bord na Mona to sponsor the £180,000 Cloudy Bay garden at next month's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Cloudy Bay: show garden design
Cloudy Bay: show garden design

One-third of the money is going on a portable shack that will move along tracks twice a day, referencing the real Cloudy Bay shack at the vineyard in New Zealand. Plants will be supplied by Hortus Loci and Big Fish Landscapes is the contractor.

This will be Cloudy Bay's third year at Chelsea. The brand has a long-term commitment to the show and seeks to emulate Laurent Perrier, which has used Chelsea to brand build.

Designers Harry and David Rich will be at Chelsea for a third time after being chosen by Cloudy Bay from an RHS list of five designers.

They won silver gilt in 2014 for a £50,000 main avenue show garden for Vital Earth. The brothers, who are aged 23 and 26 and studied at Leeds Metropolitan University, exhibited at RHS Flower Show Cardiff before that in 2012.

David Rich said: "I think it's great to get a more youthful angle on Chelsea. A lot of middle-aged career changers come into the industry and younger people coming into our industry have no one to look up to."

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.



These tidy evergreen trees are not just for Christmas and come in a range of shapes and sizes, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Tree lifting, moving  and planting

Tree lifting, moving and planting

Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Industry Data

New: We have pooled the wealth of data from the past six months' worth of Landscape Project Leads to create an exclusive report for subscribers looking at the key development trends, clients and locations for 2016.