An award winning show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, The ‘Cover Up’ conceptual garden was designed to raise awareness of skin cancer.
A sunny gravel garden displayed plants that have adapted to cope with UV radiation whilst a delicate figure sought protection in the shade of a group of trees. A transparent sculpture stood in a shallow, dark pool of water; symbolising the shadow cast by the trees. The human outline of the pools reflecting vulnerability.
Throughout, plants were selected for qualities which reinforce the concept: hot colours, sharply textured plants, those which have the potential to irritate the skin and plants which change colour in the sun, together with copper peeling bark.