The Mindset by Anna Galagan

RHS Medal - Gold

Garden Name: The Mindset 

Designer: Anna Galagan

Divided in to two the garden has two contrasting parts to represent two different worlds. One grey and lifeless the other flourishing and joyful. People can experience either depending on priorities they set.

The central element of the garden represents the brain's cerebrum. The color and shape of it illustrates the human mindset - lifeless or joyful and full of life. The sculpture of child is to remind us that the decisions we make affect our children.

The lifeless concrete cerebrum turns into a gloomy megapolis towers. These represent how we sacrifice the environment for the sake of instant benefits.

Unfortunately, too often people make this choice. But the designer believes we still have a chance to change the direction. By changing our own mindsets and putting the right "programs" into our children's heads.

Bright thoughts create a bright world around us!

About the Designer

Anna spent more than 20 years forging a successful career in finance. She then decided to follow her passion and switch to landscape design.

In 2016 Anna completed a landscape design course at Oxana Djunj Landscape School. She went on to start her own landscape company Anna Galagan garden art.

As well as working on private gardens Anna participates in local landscape competitions. Anna is no stranger to winning medals for her gardens. In 2017 her show-garden won gold and special honours from the Union of Artists of Ukraine at garden festival “Landscape spring” in Kyiv. Her 2018 garden received a platinum medal and Best Show Garden prize.

Anna’s style focuses on unconventional, elegant and atmospheric gardens. She often collaborates with artists, ceramists, blacksmiths and other craftsmen.