2017 A Mediterranean Journey
The exhibit is intended to conjure up fond memories of warm, summer days, travelling through the country villages and seaside of the Mediterranean.
The ‘inside’ represents an enclosed courtyard with central feature of a spectacular floral ‘fountain’ rising out of a ‘pool’ with stone surround. The centrepiece with open, cascading character represents a cooling fountain, spilling into a pool using tight flowers/foliage creating ‘watery’ ‘ripples’ and ’lily pads’.
High walls separate the courtyard from the outer landscape and the vertical surfaces are clad in flowers and foliage (as if an old ivy covered wall). Arched windows allow glimpses through to landscape beyond.
Low, outer beds represent Mediterranean beach holidays, sea and sand with waves of blue and yellow flowers and plants. Flowers represent the changing landforms: lowlands, fields and hillsides, sloping down to an informal turf edging. A gently meandering gravel path with informal edge, winds through the vegetation.