23 May 2016
United Kingdom

Come Sail Away @ Chelsea Flower Show

Cloudy Bay returns to the Chelsea Flower Show in London (24-28 May) for a fourth year, with a garden which explores the notion of escape and nature as its source of inspiration.

Created by talented landscape architect Sam Ovens, who is one of the youngest to design a show garden at Chelsea this year, it takes inspiration from the surroundings of the Marlborough-based winery and his local studio in Cornwall. This is his first Chelsea garden.

This year’s Cloudy Bay Garden design is a secluded retreat in which to escape, a serene space that evokes memories as one breathes and savours the experience of the garden. In its powerful simplicity the garden demonstrates the value and relationship that nature has with the winemaking process, whilst enabling those who explore to ‘sail away’ from the busy-ness of life.

The Cloudy Bay Bar is a simple and elegant space reflecting the Marlborough wine making region, with planting detail emulating elements of the Cloudy Bay Garden, where all visitors are invited to escape from the Chelsea Flower Show crowds and enjoy a glass of the signature wines – Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

After the Chelsea Flower Show has finished, hero elements of the Cloudy Bay Garden, such as the trees, will be incorporated into a garden at Stoke Mandeville as part of charity, Horatio’s Garden’s work, for which fundraising commences directly after the event. The charity creates and cares for beautiful, accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres around the UK, connecting to the essence of nature as a source of inspiration and healing.