GARDEN CLUB LONDON RETURNS TO CHELSEA IN 2023 WITH THE HAMPTONS MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN DESIGNED BY FILIPPO DESTER
The Hamptons Mediterranean Backyard
The Hamptons Mediterranean Backyard is an intimate, up to date outside residing area that encourages sustainable planting and residing, leading to a backyard design that promotes connection to nature while offering the proper room to entertain.
Following the success at Chelsea Flower Present in Could 2022, leading estate agent Hamptons is renewing its partnership with Backyard Membership London, sponsoring a brand new Sanctuary Backyard subsequent 12 months.
First time designer Filippo Dester is drawing inspiration from the Italian landscapes and structure he grew up seeing and from his expertise working as a backyard designer within the UK to design a backyard that mixes each influences.
The sometimes Mediterranean palette of vegetation and heat, pure supplies is utilised to form a peaceable area, filled with texture and smells, which might simply be imagined as half of a bigger backyard within the Tuscan countryside or as an out of doors entertaining space in an city setting within the south of England.
Connection is a central theme of the backyard: a big desk the place household and associates collect to share meals and one another’s firm is a elementary factor of the Italian life-style, however as essential is the connection between individuals and nature which could be skilled in a effectively designed backyard.
Wealthy in mushy colors and the soothing fragrance of fragrant herbs, the backyard can be planted with a number of fruit bushes and greens which could be foraged via the seasons.
Consideration to sustainability can be key and was thought-about at every stage of the design course of: the usage of energy-expensive and pollutant supplies is minimised with a desire for recycled and sustainable ones, and the applied sciences chosen to construct the backyard be sure that every factor might be simply re-used or recycled.
A easy, architectural water function is an instance of how rainwater could be harvested and saved within the backyard in a method that gives a number of advantages: mitigating the influence on the drainage system; offering an aesthetically pleasing function to the backyard which could be loved by individuals and wildlife alike; and functioning as a water reservoir for the backyard irrigation when wanted.
This design goals to showcase how a Mediterranean impressed backyard can supply a compelling alternative each for sustainable landscaping and engaging design to the ‘outside rooms’ of the South of England as a lot as those in Italy.
The planting listing consists of a big selection of Mediterranean vegetation, most of which hardy and drought-tolerant, showcasing completely different kinds of planting, together with densely planted decorative borders are dotted by clouds of sub-shrubs typical of the ‘Macchia’, a gravel backyard with sculptural succulents, and productive borders wealthy with edibles, foraging herbs and roots.
TREES AND SHRUBS
Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree)
Ficus carica (fig)
Juniperus communis ‘Inexperienced Carpet’
Myrtus communis ‘Tarentina’
Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’
Punica granatum (pomegranate)
Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus
Vitis vinifera (grapes)
Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera)
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS / ANNUALS
Allium schoenoprasum (chives)
Armeria maritima ‘Alba’
Artemisia caerulescens subssp gallica
Artemisia ludoviciana (Valerie Finnis)
Artemisia ‘Powis Fortress’
Capparis spinosa inermis (capers)
Cistus pulverulentus Delilei
Cistus salviifolius Bonifacio
Cistus x argenteus Paper Moon
Cynara scolymus (artichoke)
Euphorbia characias wulfenii
Ferula communis glauca
Foeniculum vulgare (fennel)
Fragaria vesca (strawberry)
Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice)
Iris pallida pallida
Lippia citrodora (lemon verbena)
Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile)
Mentha x piperita citrata ‘Chocolate’
Nepeta Purrsian Blue
Nepeta x faassenii Walkers Low
Papaver somniferum ‘Maanzaad’
Phyla nodifloa var canescens
Pimpinella main ‘Rosea’
Rosa rugosa white
Salvia microphylla ‘Blue Monrovia’
Salvia greggii ‘Lemon Gentle’
Salvia officinalis (sage)
Salvia sclarea ‘Vatican White’
Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)
Thymus praecox ‘Albiflorus’
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’