This garden was designed by Catherine MacDonald for the Seedlip Drinks Company. It was in the Space to Grow category at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. It was simply “a celebration of the pea”. Everything within the garden from it’s concept, layout, construction to the planting was in some way related to the humble garden pea, Pisum sativum.
The stand out feature of the garden was the bright green façade of the “Peavilion”, fabricated by Outdoor Design, formed of 1300 aluminium tubes welded together and with a round entrance, all inspired by the round, green form of the pea. The green-toned circular paving, peapod patterned stainless steel grilles and artwork on the green walls of the garden also echoed this theme. The Peavilion housed treasures and paraphernalia linked to the pea and even had a peapod “popping” sound and a pea mist to awaken the senses.