2016 Chelsea gardens
Chris children’s garden is career highlight
GN contributor and designer Chris Beardshaw (right) has declared his 2016 Chelsea garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital (above) one of the most significant and poignant of his career.
The courtyard-style garden containing lush planting will provide a private and reflective space for parents and families of the children undergoing care, and will be rebuilt at the heart of the hospital
complex by summer. Said Chris: The team at Great Ormond Street advised us of the real need for an outdoor space for parents to find a little respite from the intensity of the wards.”
Sponsored by global financial services manager Morgan Stanley, the garden will contain trees and quiet woodland planting, sprinkled with pockets of sparkling blossom.
A Japanese-style Azumaya pavilion sits at the head of the garden, while a reflective water feature running the length of the courtyard will showcase a number of specially commissioned artworks.
“The formality of the essentially geometric lines are interrupted by the repeated theme of circles, which symbolise eternity and the unique perfection of a child,” added Chris.
Morgan Stanley are aiming to raise £1.5 million over two years for a parent accommodation block.
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