Peace of Mind – Water Garden Exhibit Hampton Court Flower Show

Category: Water Gardens

Award: Silver Flora

Pete Sims has created a lovely space within a garden where someone can enjoy both their garden and their hobbies, achieving peace and a retreat from their busy lives.

A low bridge crosses a large pond to a small stone building, used as a retreat and to store the necessary equipment for the owners chosen hobby – painting equipment perhaps, or a musical instrument.

There is a seating area in front of the building, making an ideal area to rest while enjoying solitude or seeking inspiration.

The planting is primarily made up of marginal and moisture loving perennials, with a selection of lilies and deep water plants in the depths of the pool.

Although the hard landscaping is very formal, a softer informal planting scheme of native and cultivated plants has been used to great effect.