Brewin Dolphin garden wins silver gilt medal at the Chelsea Flower Show
23rd May 2014
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Matthew has delivered a breath-taking design that is calm, reflective and private with a simple geometric layout. The design is inspired by the company’s ethos: bespoke and innovative, but firmly rooted in past traditions.


Rupert Tyler, National Director of Brewin Dolphin and a renowned gardener himself says, “We’re absolutely delighted with Matthew’s success today – the pressure on his freshman’s shoulders to deliver, must have been immense. We love the design and the planting – and are so pleased that all his great work has received the recognition it deserves. We would like to thank Matthew and his team for creating such a beautiful space, but also for making it all look as if it has been here forever.”


The garden signifies new growth – a springtime concept, with bold, engaging elements throughout. Patinated copper archways, generous paths and sculpture symbolise emerging opportunities and Brewin Dolphin’s forward thinking approach. The plant list is varied but neither excessive nor intimidating for those gardeners who might be inspired to replicate sections of Matthew’s sublime planting, The irises, geraniums and aquilegias are delightful against the limey backdrops of hostas and ferns and some very special trees. 


Matthew Childs says, “Life is a roller coaster. You have ups and downs, but there is always a new possibility around the corner and potential to nurture for the future. This is what I wanted to put into this garden and I am so excited that it seems to have come off. ”


“I get to work with so many talented people all of whom share my passion for gardens. We are in it together; an intense, adrenaline fuelled experience with a beautiful garden at the end of it.”


Tim Walker, Head of Brewin Dolphin in Exeter said “It is a great thrill that our Chelsea garden has won a silver-gilt medal this year.  I know how much our clients enjoy the Chelsea Flower Show whether or not they actually attend – the week is a very special one for everyone interested in gardening.”

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