Melissa designed a conceptual show garden for Hampton Court Palace Flower show.

The initial concept for Picturesque originated from an awareness of space being such a precious commodity. Even a small garden should be able to have great views. To achieve this Melissa created an outdoor art gallery where windows in the walls framed compositions of plants. Each of these compositions was based on the works of famous artisits: Monet, Hockney, Rousseau, Kandinsky, Mondrian and Hirst.

Melissa is keen to explore the relationship between all the artistic disciplines in her work whilst keeping spaces highly practical.

This garden was awarded a Gold medal and received fantastic critical acclaim, appearing in many broadsheet newspapers and magazines.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW, 2011

AWARDED

GOLD MEDAL

“Melissa designed a conceptual show garden for Hampton Court Palace Flower show. The initial concept for Picturesque originated from an awareness of space being such a precious commodity. Even a small garden should be able to have great views. To achieve this Melissa created an outdoor art gallery where windows in the walls framed compositions of plants. Each of these compositions was based on the works of famous artisits: Monet, Hockney, Rousseau, Kandinsky, Mondrian and Hirst. Melissa is keen to explore the relationship between all the artistic disciplines in her work whilst keeping spaces highly practical.

This garden was awarded a Gold medal and received fantastic critical acclaim, appearing in many broadsheet newspapers and magazines.”

Expert commentary by Phil Clayton - Features Editor of The Garden
“This clever garden has plants in alcoves on walls designed to look like famous pictures in a gallery. One is Pondside inspired by Claude Monet's Bridge over a pond of waterlilies. Although not exact replications, the installations are very good interpretations.
Very impressive.”

Click to see a video of the garden : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjKv33TOTPo&feature=plcp