This was another of the “urban” garden displays at Chelsea. It’s called the Magistrate’s Garden. It’s got a whole backstory to it. It is a garden designed to celebrate the role of the 650-year old Magistrate and “highlights the pivotal role” the magistracy plays in delivering a balanced approach to the law. Heavy. It’s conceived as a garden outside a courtroom, above a parking garage, maintained by offenders of the law performing community service.
I just thought it looked nice and was good use of space. It did feel more room-like than may other gardens, probably due to the London plane trees trained overhead to form large square “umbrellas” as a roof to the space. That and the small-scale doable green wall were my favorite take-ways from this garden.
|Ground is purpose permeable stone to absorb rain water. I liked the square blue seat-shrub-blue seat combo.|
|This green wall with fountain underneath seems almost approachable in scale
for a real-life project. The roses are Rosa “Justice of the Peace.”
|The boxwoods at the base of the London plane trees
helped give a polished finish to the garden.
|Crowds, crowds crowds. You couldn’t turn around without bumping into someone.
This shows the overhead trim on the trees. They’re pleached horizontally.
|Gardens don’t have enough throw pillows.|