Sheila Jack Landscapes were delighted to design & implement the planting for Tom Raffield’s ‘Force of Nature’ garden Trade stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower show.
The planting design for the courtyard garden was inspired by the sheltered valley gardens running down to the Helford River near Tom’s studio and designed to complement his signature steam bent oak screens, planters and furniture which emphasise the connection between well-being and biophillic design and aim to demonstrate the positive impact green spaces have on modern lives
Sheila was recently part of Tom Massey’s, planting team on the Lemon Tree Trust’s Main Avenue garden. The garden was awarded a Silver Gilt medal and was inspired by the resilience, determination and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in Northern Iraq. The Lemon Tree Trust Garden highlights the importance of gardens and gardening to the thousands of displaced people trying to rebuild their lives. The Lemon Tree Trustsupports the development of urban agriculture and greening innovation for refugees and displaced people, promoting food production, well-being and community.
SGD Awards double winner
Sheila was delighted to win the student domestic award at the recent Society of Garden Design awards. In an unprecedented move, the judges Andy Sturgeon FSGD, Arabella St John Parker and Debbie Roberts MSGD awarded the prize to both of Sheila's shortlisted projects.
The 'Modern Surrey garden' was praised for: “Beautiful sketches illustrating a wonderfully restrained design that demonstrates a lightness of touch and a strong visual stillness.”
The judges said of the 'Contemporary garden, Kent': “A bold design that fits into its surroundings without being too imposed. Demonstrates a good grasp of the scale of the larger country garden and a good, well-proportioned relationship between the spaces. The strong graphic style complements the atmosphere captured in the plan.”
SGD Awards shortlist
Two of Sheila's projects have made the judge's top 5 in the annual Society of Garden Design awards, student domestic category.
The finalists were chosen from a record entry, higher than any previous year. High profile judges, including Andy Sturgeon FSGD, Debbie Roberts MSGD from Acres Wild and Arabella St John Parker from Homes & Gardens Magazine, remarked on the quality of the visuals and the creativity displayed in the designs.