The Still Garden

Container Gardens

The Still Garden is inspired by Scotland and the plants that thrive across the Highlands and Islands.

The plants reference native species and the climate to evoke an atmosphere that is immersive, secluded and still. Reclaimed Scottish whisky casks are reconstructed to make new sculptural planters and packed with bold foliage textures and soft mounds. Frothy spray-like forms hang like mist or seafoam in a palette of greens, whites and pinks with copper tones that relate to the central pond – a repurposed copper gin distilling pot.

Slate rescued from a disused quarry in Perthshire is set vertically like the sea walls of the western isles and constructed to resemble a glen between two mountains. The garden celebrates reuse, repurposing and heritage crafts. Container gardening lets us choose our soil, so we can grow plants from places that inspire us, regardless of where we live.

Sub-contractors: Stone Inspired and Alec Stevens.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.