David Harber's First Chelsea Show Garden!Previous Next
For the first time ever, David Harber with global real estate services provider Savills are to sponsor a Show Garden for the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The garden is being designed by landscape and garden designer Nic Howard as an unfolding drama of mankind's interaction with the environment over time. This is garden theatre – a garden designed to showcase how bespoke sculpture and planting can tell a story and promote reflection.
The Show Garden will be constructed by Nik Edser of Langdale Landscapes. This is the third time David Harber has worked with Nic and Nik at Chelsea. After winning awards for Best Trade Stand in Show in 2016 and the Director General's Trade Stand Award in 2017, the time seemed right to take this winning collaboration on to the ultimate challenge of creating a Chelsea Show Garden.Scroll for more
The concept: the planting and art starts freeform and naturalistic but as mankind evolves, become formal and controlled. Hidden at the last stage is a flaw representing our negative impact on the environment.
A pivotal view: a metaphorical wormhole through time frames the pivotal Aeon sculpture symbolising a vital force that keeps the planet in equilibrium.
Placed to one side of the garden, the bronze Bench of Contemplation offers a spce to pause and think.
The garden provides David Harber with the opportunity to explore his creativity and create a thought-provoking narrative through unique, one-off pieces.