Sustainable landscapes for the future
Creating sustainable landscapes and buildings for the future is the central theme of award-winning designer, Sarah Eberle’s 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden for sponsor MEDITE SMARTPLY.
‘The MEDITE SMARTPLY Building the Future‘ garden depicts an atmospheric edge of forest garden with a feature building inspired by natural vertical rock strata and constructed using MEDITE SMARTPLY carbon negative products in an innovative way, demonstrating its diverse application in all environments.
The garden will highlight the wide potential and application of the sustainable products within the range in both a practical and inspirational manner. Sarah has designed a garden building featuring a character tree and green sloping roof. The intended character and atmosphere of the garden is engaging and naturalistic with the structure and its cascading waterfall adding drama to the scene.
The primary focus is on texture and forest edge with a range of unusual plants. Sarah (pictured left) will also use Pinus sylvestris as one of the key plants as it is one of the timbers used to produce MEDITE SMARTPLY.
Other key plants include Farfugium japonicum, Diphylleia cymosa and Podophyllum peltatum. The garden also features many native plants that are often overlooked bringing valuable aesthetic and environmental contributions alongside the rarer specimens.
The planting blend is about using historical knowledge, ancient and rare, into the modern environment (which the building will be) respecting heritage through modern application using what we know/have and taking it into the future.
Sarah is one of the UK’s leading landscape and garden designers and multiple RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner with 19 Gold Medals under her belt. She is always a popular designer at Chelsea and one feels sure she will once again pull something special out of the hat with this innovative MEDITE SMARTPLY garden.
Image of garden design strictly ©Sarah Eberle, Image of Sarah ©Reckless Gardener