RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

Out Of The Shadows

About This Project

2022 marks a glorious post-pandemic return to RHS Chelsea with Kate’s Sanctuary Garden ‘Out Of The Shadows’ winning an unprecedented THREE medals – a gold medal, the coveted ‘Best In Category’ award as well as the ‘Best In Construction’ award.


Out Of The Shadows was set on a 10×10 plot and designed to feel like a contemporary spa garden, utilising hardy tropical planting to create a private, calm and relaxing space. Inspired by the recent dark days of the pandemic, the garden is a safe haven for the ‘clients’ to exercise and socialise in small groups and a space designed to revitalise both body and mind through mindfulness, exercise and lush planting. The garden features a Jacuzzi┬« Swim Spa, bespoke climbing bars, a yoga and meditation space along with seating and relaxation areas and swathes of lush tropical planting through out. The planting has a strong evergreen backbone and a tropical theme, interesting leaf forms offer a robust and resilient choice and illustrate that a predominantly green planting palette can be uplifting all year round.



Medals: Gold, Best in Construction, Best in Category


Images copyright of Helen Fickling