We are delighted to announce two pieces for Michael’s work have been chosen to be feature sculptures of Chris Beardshaw’s 2018 garden in the RHS Flower show. The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC reflects the sponsor's longstanding commitment to the wellbeing of children and aims to raise awareness of the NSPCC, their current charity partner and leading children’s charity in the U.K.
Chris said “We began the design process for the garden last summer when we visited the NSPCC to meet some of its practitioners and to learn more about the diverse range of work and day to day challenges the charity faces in their fight for every childhood. The design provides a metaphor for the emotional transformation that takes place in a child as they experience the positive impact of the NSPCC’s work. At the start of the garden, the direction of the path is unclear. It moves through a sheltered and densely planted woodland space, filled with a variety of shrubs, including a selection of acid loving rhododendrons, shaded by the canopy of large specimen trees. As the path reaches a corner, it turns to reveal a more open and tranquil space ahead, planted with soft textured perennials in velvety shades of blues, pinks and purples.”
(Yield II. Lincoln Limestone and gold leaf)
The two pieces chosen are Curl & Yeild II – both will be main features within the garden as people will be drawn to them by a bespoke cedar wood path to pavilion, which is enclosed at the rear by a calm and reflective pool.
(Curl. Lincoln Limestone and gold leaf)
The Chelsea Flower show takes place on the 22nd to the 26th of May more information can be found here: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show