Brewin Dolphin win silver gilt Chelsea prize with new growth inspired garden
A silver gilt medal was awarded at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Tuesday to the Brewin Dolphin Garden created for the financial investment company, which has a base in Marlborough, by designer Matthew Childs.
It was a spectacular triumph for him as it is the first ever garden he has entered for the Chelsea show after winning the Best in Show award at Hampton Court last year.
His geometric design is inspired by the company’s ethos -- bespoke and innovative, but firmly rooted in past traditions.
Rupert Tyler, national director of Brewin Dolphin and a renowned gardener himself, declared: “We’re absolutely delighted with Matthew’s success – the pressure on his freshman’s shoulders to deliver, must have been immense. We love the design and the planting – and are so pleased that all his great work has received the recognition it deserves.
“We would like to thank Matthew and his team for creating such a beautiful space, but also for making it all look as if it has been here forever.”
The garden signifies new growth – a springtime concept, with bold, engaging elements throughout. Patinated copper archways, generous paths and sculpture symbolise emerging opportunities and Brewin Dolphin’s forward thinking approach.
Stephen Depla, head of Brewin Dolphin in Marlborough, added: “It is a great thrill that our Chelsea garden has won a silver-gilt medal this year. I know how much our clients enjoy the Chelsea Flower Show whether or not they actually attend – the week is a very special one for everyone interested in gardening.”