Plot Artisan garden AR564. Sponsor Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Contractor Arun Landscapes Ltd. Theme A garden of remembrance that marks 100 years of Commonwealth War Graves.
Fittingly for the Artisan category, the construction of this 8m x 6m memorial garden, which marks the centenary of the foundation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, employs the skills of CWGC craftsmen from around the world. The designer incorporates materials and motifs from the graves to shape a series of circles and curves in brick, metal and Portland stone. The central arch, clad in a memorial wreath, frames a flight of stone steps that lead on to a platform. Here the visitor can sit on a circular bench, screened from the outside world by the canopies of Acer palmatum. Hornbeam hedging encloses the plot, while a sea of alliums above textured foliage plants, multiplied in reflective mirrors, suggest the fallen soldiers. Contact email email@example.com, daviddomoney.com