David Harber's First Chelsea Show Garden!


For the first time ever, David Harber with global real estate services provider Savills sponsored a Show Garden for the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The garden was designed by landscape and garden designer Nic Howard as an unfolding drama of mankind's interaction with the environment over time. This was a garden designed to showcase how bespoke sculpture and planting can tell a story and promote reflection.

The Show Garden was 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.

A metaphorical wormhole through space-time frames the  Aeon sculpture

The concept: the planting and art started freeform and naturalistic but become formal and controlled, like how mankind evolved over time. 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 which symbolised a vital force that keeps the planet in equilibrium.

Placed to one side of the garden, the bronze Bench of Contemplation offered a space to pause and think.

The garden provided David Harber with the opportunity to explore his creativity and create a thought-provoking narrative through unique, one-off pieces.

David Harber and Savills logo for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

At the Chelsea Flower Show

Acrobats in the Chelsea Show GardenThe gilded core of the Aeon sculpture in productionNic Howard (stand designer), Nik Edser (landscape engineer) and David Harber
Enclosure screen and informal plantingKelly Brook and some beefeatersStainless steel water wall

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