Many congratulations to Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam of Wilson McWilliam Studio for their Silver-Gilt medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show! The Cloudy Bay Sensory Garden is the name of the show garden, which they designed for New Zealand’s iconic winery Cloudy Bay, to reflect the tasting notes of their signature wines – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I loved the contrast of the tall charred oak panels with the soft, naturalistic planting scheme. Allium ‘Violet Beauty’ and Iris germanica ‘Roseplic’ provided pops of purple, with swathes of Iris germanica ‘Dutch Chocolate’ bringing splashes of rich brown.
Many congratulations too, to the contractor The Outdoor Room. Below are some special ‘behind the scene’ shots of the garden being built. Seeing them really makes me appreciate the huge amount of work that goes into the construction of a show garden.
And here are the very talented gentlemen from Wilson McWilliam Studio…Gavin (left) and Andrew (right).
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona & Wilson McWilliam Studio)