Stumpery cave, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2006, Silver-gilt award
The stumpery cave, made from driftwood, was one of the main features in this Chelsea Flower Show garden.
I constructed the cave using interlocking driftwood stumps. It was 7 metres long by 3 metres wide at the base. Next to the stumpery ran a stream which I made to look very natural with rocks and tree branches covered in moss. The bridge across the pond was one solid piece of oak with a poem by W B Yeats which I painted by hand in gold paint. I also made some unusual bird and bat boxes for the garden.
The 4head Garden of Dreams. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2006.
Silver-gilt award. Garden Designers Marney Hall, Heather Yarrow. Sponsored by 4Head. Structure designed and built by Phil Game.