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RHS Gold and Best in Show

 

Surrey based designer Selina Botham won RHS Gold and Best in Show for her first ever Show garden at Hampton Court 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selina Botham designed the garden for Widex to celebrate sound in the garden. Planting was used to illustrated a soft whisper, laughter and the shouts of frustration that are associated with hearing loss.

 

 

The rhythmic water feature featuring a timed 'bloop' and 'splosh' and provided a relaxing sound focus in the garden.  Planting was designed to attract bees and birds which are also welcome sounds in the garden.

Fun and interactive sculptures were featured in the garden and allowed visitors to make sound and interact with the garden.  A listening wall allowed visitors to hear the sounds of a garden up close.   Sculptor Claire Knights created copper sound sculptures and also a cheeky piece entitled 'a word in your shell like'. 

The show garden was inspired when Selina moved into her new garden studio and started appreciating the sounds of the garden.    Being immersed in a beautiful garden is good for well being and relaxation.

 

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