Andy Sturgeon to design the M&G show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Work is underway in preparation for the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019. Inspired by rock formations witnessed on an Australian beach, huge burnt timber oak sculptures feature on a dramatic geological scale in this woodland setting.

The garden is a celebration of the regenerative power of plants and their ability to colonise and regenerate. The landscape is populated by ferns and grasses and primordial Equisetum and Restios giving the garden an ancient quality. Vibrant green foliage sits amongst the dark, brooding sculptures. Water pours from handcrafted spouts into a series of pools and streams trickling down through the garden alongside a staircase of vast English ironstone from the Great Tew estate in the Cotswolds.

The Chelsea Flower Show runs from 21-25 May 2019 and tickets are available now.

Work in progress on the burnt timber oak sculptures

Work in progress on the burnt timber oak sculptures

Hand selected ironstone blocks from the Great Tew Estate

Hand selected ironstone blocks from the Great Tew Estate