The BrandAlley Garden - RHS Chelsea
Paul was asked to create a garden for BrandAlley, the online members fashion retailer to celebrate their fifth anniversary.
Paul took inspiration from fashion and the way that fashion can make us feel. The garden became a space which ultimately draws on two parts of each of us, public and private. As a garden of contrasts it has been designed to reflect the two faces of people’s lives, when we are on show and when we retreat into ourselves.
As a garden this is a place to entertain and to be seen in, as well as somewhere that offers sanctuary and space for reflection. On one side, upright stone monoliths and a series of life-size amorphous sculptures represent the public face.
Cut-out slits in the surrounding wall gives startling glimpses of what lies within the garden. On the other side, a hidden sanctuary with natural, informal planting and sunken seating area offers respite from the hustle and bustle of life.
The garden uses an intriguing selection of plants which through the use of layers of rich green foliage and warm peachy orange flowers compliments the deep charcoal paving and monoliths.