This was the first year the RHS held a show at Chatsworth House.
The Belmond Enchanted Garden was designed by Butter Wakefield and built by multiple medallists Outdoor Options. We were thrilled to hear that the garden won a gold medal, as well as the coveted People's Choice Award.
Jay's work included bespoke willow panels and entrance arches. The unusual panels were quite a hit, set with multiple wreaths and were similar to what Jay made at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Raymond Blanc's celebrated 2 Michelin starred restaurant. Belmond were the sponsors of the garden. In preparation for the gardeners there to grow on the vegetables for the show garden, Jay also made beautiful willow cloches for support. Specially made "rings" of woven willow were also made by Jay, which were used as raised bed type planting areas for the vegetables. Since the show, these rings, along with some of the plants were moved to a community planting area in London.
A most enjoyable project!