A Garden for Contemplation by Sadie May Studios
Garden Name: A Garden for Contemplation
This garden is designed as a retreat from modern day life, giving a feel of escapism, tranquillity and relaxation a garden which combine contemporary living in a natural setting. The design is based around curves and circles to lead the user on a relaxed meandering journey through the space. Key materials include meandering natural stone pathways and rock combined with porcelain paving. The planting in this garden is designed to attract wildlife and insects whilst also including species and herbs which can be used for relaxation and aromatherapy. Conjuring a feeling that a garden can be an escape from modern day life and can become an extension of the home for every day use and relaxation, this garden demonstrates how contemporary materials and natural planting can work together to create an attractive place of retreat.
Designer: Sadie May Stowell
Sadie May Stowell (BA honors PGDipLA) is an experienced and award winning Garden Designer and Landscape Architect with a flair for imaginative and creative design and a passion for spectacular plant combinations. Originally trained in Fine Art, Sadie studied Garden Design at Pershore College of Horticulture, she subsequently qualified to post-graduate level Landscape Architecture at the University Of Gloucestershire. In 2005, Sadie was the overall winner of the Channel 4 national garden design competition ‘The Great Garden Challenge’ an achievement which brought both local and national acclaim. Sadie’s flair for creativity combined with an extensive knowledge of horticulture is a winning combination for Garden Design. Sadie creates inspired spaces where her rich tapestries of planting shine. Fourteen medal-winning gardens (between 2008-2019) at ‘The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show’ showcased her artistic style of design, attracting considerable media and public attention. In 2014 Sadie May Studio’s made their debut with ‘Viking Cruises Norse Garden’ at Chelsea Flower Show. Sadie’s design ethos combines sensitivity to the environment with an understanding of how to make spaces work for the people who will use them. The results are always beautiful, inspired and functional.