Luciano Giubbelei's Gold medal winning garden for Laurent Perrier
Plan of Luciano's garden for Laurent Perrier
This is Luciano’s second Chelsea garden. His first garden in 2009 won Gold and was many people’s favourite garden. This year plants are far more in evidence than in any of Luciano’s previous work. The planting is sublimely understated, using a restricted palate of plants that are repeted throughout. The effect is a flowing tapestry of colours that echo the tints in Rose Champagne and seem as natural as the water that undulates and eddies beside it. The multistem Parrotia are a masterstroke. Very rare ( there are only 11 of these 35 year old trees in the world), their sinuous lines contrast with the rectilinear design of the garden and echo the oriental origins of the building. It’s a very sophisticated and stylish garden and one with a great sense of calm that makes you want to linger long after the crowds have gone.