Florian is a man of many talents; having studied for a four year baccalaureate at the London College of Garden Design he was also shortlisted as one of the three finalists in the RHS Young Designer of the Year 2013 competition. The reward for this success is the building of his garden at the RHS Tatton Park Show at the end of July, just after completing his studies and exams; no pressure here!
His show garden concept is to build a simple, ecological garden with strong horizontal lines that will provide a contemporary space for the owners to enjoy the outdoor space while relaxing and entertaining. A central fire pit and angular seating units will be built using reclaimed materials.
Much of the planting will be suitable for growing in dryer conditions therefore reducing the need for using large quantities of irrigation water in dry summer weather. Gravel areas will not only be visually attractive but also play a part in the garden drainage and water recycling system. The recycling of green waste generated within the garden will be processed in the composting bins strategically placed in the design layout.
A key planting feature will be the specimen Prunus serrula trees whose beautiful red stems will pick up the colour detail on the fences. The plants used in the show garden will be sourced from UK growers and nurseries.