RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011: Irish Sky Garden

Contemporary garden design by Diarmuid Gavin

Irish Sky Garden (image courtesy of PA Picselect)

Contemporary garden designer, Diarmuid Gavin, has created a variety of striking gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show over the years, but his Irish Sky Garden is in a league of its own.

Drawing inspiration from the visual effects in the film Avatar, featuring the floating islands of Pandora, and the Restaurant in the Sky, which is suspended in the air by a crane, his Irish Sky Garden design is an elaborate creation.
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Irish Sky Garden (image courtesy of PA Picselect)

At ground level, there’s a lush green garden with 25 small pools of water, which offer reflections of the action above. Hanging from a crane 25m above the Chelsea Flower Show, is a bright pink floating pod with a roof of lawn, which contains its own mini garden.
The Irish Sky Garden is Diarmuid Gavin’s seventh garden for Chelsea and we’re thrilled to learn that he’s finally won a much deserved gold medal for his efforts.

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