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Garden Podcast: Caitlin McLaughlin, RHS Chelsea 2018


On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

In 2016, Caitlin McLaughlin won the RHS Young Designer of the Year award; that same November she my guest on The Sodshow. January 2018 and Caitlin is set to design her first garden at RHS Chelsea Flower 2018 and I’m delighted to say, back on this garden podcast.

Together Caitlin and Peter Donegan chat just what happened within that short time frame since that garden at RHS Tatton 2018, meeting up with garden sponsor Jill Clarke Design, how that clicked into play on so many levels, who is building the garden and of course so much much more.

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Of the RHS Chelsea garden Caitlin tells me: 

The garden is a metaphor for everyday life, with everyday positive and negative experiences represented by architectural metal runners that populate the space, rising to become insurmountable objects and plunging to be easily overcome.

The garden’s naturalistic planting is a balm to stress and emotional turmoil. A mixture of ferns, grasses and flowering perennials provide a peaceful planting scheme. Dripping water pipes and compact rills are subtly placed to run through the planting and seating areas without dominating the space.

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