Movie and dining inspire Diarmuid Gavin's hanging garden proposal for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Garden designer and TV presenter Diarmuid Gavin has said his creation for this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show is inspired by 3D blockbuster Avatar and dining phenomenon Restaurant in the Sky.

Gavin will create a hanging garden over the show. The floor and roof will be covered in a carpet of thick, vibrant green grasses, while 60 small ponds, loosely based on the Giant's Causeway in Ireland, will reflect the suspended garden above.

The Irish Tourist Board is sponsoring Gavin and following the Chelsea show the garden will be dismantled and rebuilt for the two-week Cork Midsummer Festival in June. The garden will then be incorporated into a proposed new park for the city.

Gavin said: "It was important for me to have this sponsored in Ireland. It's something positive and unashamedly contemporary. I wanted to create a garden that acknowledged the aristocratic tradition of showing off and seeking to inspire awe or debate."


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

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

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.


Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

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.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer