RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gardens

RHS Chelsea 2007

Client: Fortnum and Mason

In celebration of Fortnum and Mason’s tercentenary Robert Myers was asked to design a garden for Chelsea to relflect Fortnum’s worldwide reputation as a purveyor of fine foods and living.

The central axis of the garden led to a terrace with three shell and pebble rococo grottos, acknowledging Fortnum’s Georgian heritage and love of collecting. Crossing this axis were curving pebble paths, centred on four ornate beehives specially designed for Fortnum and Mason.

The beehives have since been placed on the roof of the store where the honey produced is being sold.The drifts of colourful plants were chosen to be attractive to bees and the garden was bordered on one side by a hardwood and wicker fence, using Fortnum hamper lids.

The garden was awarded a Gold medal by the Royal Horticultural Society.