Gardening Scotland exhibition
In collaboration with Dug McCloud.
All concrete elements cast in-house. These include the main feature wall, which consisted of 70 individually cast tiles, forming a surface 4.5mx2.1m. Also the concrete elements of the flooring and the central planters and edging around the water feature.
We choose the idea of "succession" as an attempt to discuss the relationship between the built environment and the natural world. The planting scheme is comprised entirely of "weeds", encroaching on and taking over a deliberately fragmented landscape. By using undesirable plants we aimed to challenge perceptions of cultivation and perceived value. The broken fractal patterns present in the concrete design aim to reflect and comment upon the forms found in the natural world, highlighting the human presence as part of ecology.
The garden was awarded silver by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.