2017 Chelsea garden
This garden evokes the essence of Canada’s forests. Boardwalks cross a pool to a granite terrace, with a larch and copper shelter by architect Julia Feix. Pinus banksiana create dappled conditions for Gaultheria procumbens, ferns and Fragaria vesca. In more open spaces, Aquilegia canadensis, Lilium canadense and Geum rivale provide accents of copper and orange. The water edge is softened with a native grass, Hierochloe odorata, along with other natives Andromeda polifolia, Myrica gale and Cornus canadensis. Contact 07976 071141, charlotteharris.com
Plot MA336. Sponsor Royal Bank of Canada. Contractor Landscape Associates. Theme Inspired by the ecologically rich boreal forests and waterways of Canada.
In Charlotte Harris’s first show garden for Chelsea, granite is used both in its natural boulder form and repeated in the terrace and in the larch and copper shelter.