Location: Tatton Flower Show
Bringing a passion for landscape architecture and a love of farming together in one garden was the thinking behind a design shortlisted for an RHS award.
Food for Thought designed by Ellen Krier, Landscape Architect in Pegasus Group’s Leeds office is one of just three garden designs shortlisted in the Future Spaces category of this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
Ellen says being shortlisted is a ‘dream come true’.
“When I was at school, it was a bit of a dream of mine to submit a garden design to the RHS, so I couldn’t quite believe it when I was shortlisted selected on my first submissiontime of trying.”
The Future Spaces category was only launched last year with the brief to ‘forget the conventional and design the outdoor spaces of our future’.
Ellen said: “The garden ‘Food for Thought’ encapsulates the need for people to see that agriculture and the environment work together, and aims to create a positive vision of what the future might hold for food security.
“Through the amalgamation of farming and natural environment this garden creates a futuristic vision of how the world may evolve into a progressive and thriving arable landscape enhancing the world we live in. Every plant has been selected for a reason, be it insect attraction, biofuel or crop producing.
“The inspiration came from a longing for the farming community to no longer be seen as destroyers of the environment, combined with a desire to help towards the development of food security. With a love for the landscape and farming there was a need to show a futuristic style for crop agriculture.
“Food for Thought illustrates a positive vision of the future of food security. Through the amalgamation of farming and natural environment this garden shows how food production may evolve into a progressive and thriving arable landscape that will enhance the world we live in.”
Pegasus Group is delighted to be supporting Ellen in her venture as a major sponsor of the garden.
Ellen added: “I still can’t quite believe that I’ve been shortlisted, and the backing from Pegasus Group has been wonderful.”
The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park runs from July 18-22, but Ellen will be on site two weeks before that getting her garden ready for the judges on July 17.
” I have always wanted to share with others the passion I have for my profession, and my love of farming and the environment through the passion I have for my profession but didn’t know how to do it in the same message,” added Ellen. “Being shortlisted for this award will enable me to do just that with 1,000s of visitors to this year’s show.”
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