Juliet Sargeant

Meet the designer of The Lion King Anniversary Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2024

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Juliet Sargeant uses gardens to tell stories and engage people in a wide variety of artistic and social narratives.

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Juliet is a Sussex-based designer with previous awards from The Society of Garden Designers and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. In 2017 she was commissioned by the RHS to design an innovative kitchen garden for their partnership with the BBC cooking show, Saturday Kitchen Live.

Juliet is a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time and a familiar presence on both radio and TV garden shows, including Gardeners World. Past chair of The Society of Garden Designers, Juliet is now a fellow of both the SGD and The Landscape Institute.

Juliet’s RHS Show gardens

2016, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Modern Slavery Garden – Gold, People’s Choice.
2017, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, The RHS Kitchen Garden 
2022, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The New Blue Peter Garden: Discover Soil – Silver-gilt.
Juliet says: “My interest in people-orientated gardens started with my psychology studies and how people respond to the spaces that they inhabit.
Now my designs are all about how gardens can improve the way that
people feel. Gardens can be an artistic medium and show gardens, especially are all about story-telling. That is why I am so excited to be working with the Lion King team; to use plants to bring this amazing story to garden-lovers.
Garden shows and theatre shows are similar in that so much of the work
happens behind the scenes and goes unlauded. The Lion King Garden is a
fantastic opportunity to celebrate and thank the many talented people
whose creativity has entertained fans for the last 25 years.”

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