Paul Smith, Samantha Bond and more turn out to see newly crowned seven time medal winner Adam Frost’s Urban Retreat Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2015
This year the urban community garden is the focus of seven time award winner Adam Frost’s entry to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Stars including Paul Smith, Samantha Bond, Chris Robshaw and Christopher Biggins didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits and flocked to Adam’s The Homebase Urban Retreat Garden. Whilst the stars of West End performance Stomp welcomed the crowds officially to the star studded opening.
The garden will celebrate the importance of incorporating green spaces into our towns and cities as well as encourage us to make the most of our own gardens.
The Homebase Urban Retreat Garden, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support is inspired by the work of modernist architect Marcel Breuer and the balance of nature and the man-made environment. The garden is intended to sit comfortably in the urban environment and form a place for a small inner-city community to come together.
The three main materials are Portland cement concrete, corten steel and cedar, which reflect the imagined urban landscape. The planting is mainly ornamental and wildlife-friendly.
Adam worked alongside students from the Homebase Garden Academy, which was set up to help Britain’s next generation of gardeners kick start their career.
For more information on Adam and this year’s Homebase garden please view the links below