The Village Emporium - July 2015

The Village Emporium - July 2015

The Village Emporium

Originally published on 1st July 2015 Download a copy

Cube 1994 wins Silver Gilt at Chelsea

The 'Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden' built by Cube 1994 in Danbury won a Silver Gilt Award and The People's Choice Award for Best Fresh Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Appearing for the 3rd time at Chelsea, Cube 1994 was this year asked to build the garden which drew inspiration from the genetic research and breakthroughs into breast cancer being funded by the charity.

Based on a DNA helix shape, a hard stone pathway is crossed by a ribbon of soft pink planting including Iris sibirica and Myosotis sylvatica. Water pools in the garden rippled every 10 minutes to represent the shocking statistics of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the UK. White stemmed trees and a green and white planting scheme created an ethereal feel, with a sculpture by Rick Kirby symbolising the courage and dignity of all those fighting the disease.

Sean Butler, director of Cube said 'The garden was a credit to the Cube 1994 Team. Building an RHS Chelsea garden requires precision landscaping at the highest level'. Cube 1994 look forward to their next challenge and are already looking for a sponsor for 2016.