From Luke Smith (Vauxhall One)
“Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Hugo Bugg opens new garden in Vauxhall – Friday 26 SeptemberHugo Bugg, the youngest ever winner of a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal, is relocating his Waterscape Garden to Vauxhall.
The multi-award winning Waterscape Garden, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, is finding a new home on Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens as part of the Vauxhall Missing Link regeneration campaign.
Sustainable, symbolic and sophisticated, the RBC Waterscape Garden reflects global water issues while demonstrating practical solutions to common problems for home gardeners and commercial landscapes.
The Garden will be officially opened by Cllr Jenny Brathwaite (Cabinet Member for the Environment) at 2pm this Friday 26th September, along with a Royal Bank of Canada planting day, in which RBC employees get to help plant the garden.
Commenting on the collaboration with Royal Bank of Canada, Hugo Bugg said: “In tackling RBC’s brief, I was keen to present a concept that was fresh and bold yet practical and pertinent. The RBC Waterscape Garden will profile cutting edge features that promote urban cooling, flood prevention and biodiversity, while strong forms and lines illustrate how sustainable design can be elegant. My hope is that people will leave the garden empowered and inspired to improve water retention in their own gardens, and better understand of the importance of embracing the rain.”
Chris Law RIBA, the public realm and development director at Vauxhall One said; “This is a fantastic coup for Vauxhall and regeneration. The Hugo Bugg garden is all about the sustainable re-use of water. This is what we are committed to in Vauxhall – Great Projects which make a real difference to the environment and make London greener and more sustainable.”
The Hugo Bugg RBC show garden can be found outside the Tea House Theatre on
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens,