Architect’s Perfume Garden rewarded at prestigious flower show

A flower garden designed by architect Laurie Chetwood has won a prize for creativity at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The Perfume Garden, which features a stainless steel wind vane and landscaped rows of conifers, was designed by Chetwood with Patrick Collins. The idea behind the garden was to create a self-contained perfumery to produce a replica of Queen Elizabeth I’s scent. The wind vane harvests rainwater and contains photovoltaic cells to produce enough energy to make perfume from the plants in the garden.

The garden was built by Willerby Landscapes with WSP as the structural engineer. The main sponsor was industrial developer Gazeley.