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Garden Podcast: River of Flowers

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River of Flowers is a non-profit eco-social enterprise founded by rewilding strategist and botanist Kathryn Lwin and musician songwriter Peter Lewinson, which works in diverse partnerships to create trails or ‘rivers’ of wildflowers and wild flowering trees through cities for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

River of Flowers co-designed the Honeycomb Meadow Bee Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with Studio SuperNatural in partnership with Urban Bees, which achieved a Silver Medal.

With very much thanks to CED Natural Stone, on todays episode, Peter Donegan chats with landscape architects Gabrielle Shay and Kerrie Mckinnon to find out why an just what River of Flowers is.

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Gabrielle Shay and Kerrie Mckinnon set up Studio SuperNatural after meeting at University studying Landscape Architecture last year. They work collaboratively on public and private landscape design and Landscape Architecture projects in the UK and abroad.

Gabrielle worked at Petersham Nurseries for some years before going onto study Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich. Gabrielle won a gold medal at the RHS Hampton Court 2015 for her show garden ‘African Vision’ and co-designed the Honey Comb meadow bee garden Rhs Chelsea flower show 2018 with Kerrie.

Kerrie worked as a graphic designer for several years before studying Landscape Architecture, through her passion for plants and the environment. Kerrie now works as a Landscape Architect for a practice in Greenwich​ as well as collaborating with Gaby on Landscape Architecture projects. Kerrie became a director of River of Flowers in 2017.

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