Future Gardens designers selected

Butterfly World has revealed the designers selected for Future Gardens, the UK showcase for contemporary sustainable garden design.

Future Gardens, which is the launch-pad of Phase I of Butterfly World Project at the National Gardens of the Rose in Hertfordshire, will run from June to October 2009.
 
The selection panel, which included James Alexander Sinclair, Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Cleve West, chose 12 designs from 100 entrants.

Each receive £25,000 to design their avant-garde garden. Future Gardens is a successor to The International Festival of the Garden at Westonbirt and is organised by the same team, TJM Associates.
 
The Future Gardens winners are:
 

Jane Hudson & Erik de Maeijer (UK)
“Nest”

Paul Dracott (UK)
“The Exoskeleton”
 
Fiona Heron (UK)
“Nature's Artistry - Autumn's Edge”
 
Michelle Wake & Chloe Leaper (UK)
“Release Garden”
 
Hugo Bugg & Maren Hallenga (UK)
“Narratives of Nature”
 
Roger Phillips (UK)
“The Chalk Garden”
 
Tony Heywood (UK)
“Anthrascape 3”

Peter Thomas (UK)
“Metamorfasis”
Andy Sturgeon (UK)
“Urban Greening”
 
Marcus Green (UK)
“For Cosmo”

Anomiastudio International collective (Italy/Spain/Chile/ France)
“Welcome”

Bruno Marmiroli (France)
“The H Garden”

Selection panellist James Alexander Sinclair,a  garden designer, journalist and broadcaster said:

"Occasionally it is good to let the imagination soar. That is what Future Gardens is all about: to allow flights of fancy to fly and to give the offbeat room to roam. Let there be no constraints and let us throw convention to the four winds."
 
Fellow panellist Cleve West added: "The quality of the 12 selected gardens, both in terms of presentation and innovation, was outstanding and will fanfare the arrival of Future Gardens in a big way."

West added: “I'm looking forward to seeing these gardens come to life and make Future Gardens the garden event we've all been waiting for."


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