The National Trust and the London College of Garden Design are proud to announce the winner of the competition to design the National Trust Garden Collection showcase stand at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012.
Open to 2010 and 2011 graduates of the London College of Garden Design, Zeno Perfetti’s impressive vision for the National Trust Garden Collection stand scooped the top prize.
Turning the design brief on its head, Perfetti showcases the National Trust Garden Collection within a garden setting, but adds a sense of drama and mystery by displaying the products as surreal sculptures.
“I wanted to create something unexpected” Perfetti explains, “in my design the products have become interesting, sculptural elements displayed on lawn or gravel areas enhanced by decorative, upright and coloured posts.”
On winning the competition, Perfetti said: “To create a garden space for the National Trust- a great British institution at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show-the largest flower show in the world is a dream project for me. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.”
Phillippa Green, Brand Licensing Manager at the National Trust said, “This garden is really exciting. By re-imagining the products in the National Trust Garden Collection range Perfetti makes us look again at everyday garden tools and showcases their design and craftsmanship.”
The garden – which includes products from Alitex Greenhouses, Gaze Burvill outdoor furniture, Oak Leaf Gates, Scotts of Thrapston Summerhouses and Westminster Stone – will be on display at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July.
About the National Trust Garden Collection
Nine British companies came together in 2010 to form the National Trust Garden Collection, offering a range of gardening items from summerhouses to spades, sales of which generate income for the Trust’s conservation work including that of its gardens.
Each item in the Garden collection takes inspiration from the extensive gardens, buildings, collections and land in the National Trust’s care and all are produced using traditional crafts and techniques. Examples include Scotts of Thrapston Summerhouses who base its licensed designs on outdoor structures cared for by the Trust, including the converted garden building used by George Bernard Shaw to create many of his masterpieces; and Gaze Burvill who concentrate on traditional wood crafts seen at many National Trust places to design and produce garden furniture.
Find out more at http://www.nationaltrustgardencollection.co.uk/
About the London College of Garden Design
The London College of Garden Design aims to offer the best professional garden design courses available in the UK. Launched in 2008 by three of the UK’s leading garden professionals, the London College of Garden Design one-year Garden Design Diploma classes take place in the Orangery conference facilities at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Find out more at http://www.lcgd.org.uk/