Brentford, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 17, 2008 -- Waterwell are working alongside the talented garden designer, Cleve West, to light the BUPA show garden at the worldâs most famous horticultural event, Chelsea Flower Show. The garden represents BUPAâs first foray into the competitive world of show gardens and is certain to attract the attention of the worldâs press, media and television.
Fitting in with BUPAâs care home objectives, the garden has been designed to meet the needs of people with Dementia and Parkinsonâs disease. With that in mind the garden appeals to the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch by incorporating sculptural elements, bold planting, still and moving water and colour changing light. Cleve West remarked that âGardens provide both stimulus and solace so their value in care homes, for both residents and carers, should not be underestimatedâ.
The focal point of the garden will be the stunning concrete âBoule;â a seven foot diameter tactile sphere balanced on the edge of a reflective pool. The âBouleâ has been created by the French sculptors Serge and Agnes Bottagisio-Decoux specifically for the show and will be the centre piece of the garden.
Creating the foil for the sculptural and hard landscaping features will be Cleve Westâs trademark use of plants; a subtle mixture of structural planting and perennials interwoven to provide the drama and interest whilst softening the effects of, and linking together, the sculptural elements of the garden.
To illuminate the BUPA garden, Waterwell is working in partnership with one of its key suppliers; the Italian lighting manufacturer IGuzzini. The huge âBouleâ will be intensely lit from one side with concentrated, colour change light to produce a constantly evolving scene. Simon Sales of Waterwell said âthe illumination of the âBouleâ with an ever-changing spectrum of colour will be the centre piece of the garden at night, bringing it to life and creating drama and excitement for any occasionâ. To create this effect Waterwell will be using a prototype light fitting containing an array of thirty six, colour change, Luxeon LED lamps.
To contrast the colour change effect on the âBouleâ there will be soft ambient uplighting of each of the six Juneberry trees (Amelanchier lamarckii). This gentle, warm light will provide the backdrop or âsettingâ for the illumination of the âBouleâ.
Since 1989 Waterwell has been the market leader in the design, installation & maintenance of garden irrigation & lighting systems throughout London and the Home Counties.
During that time the company has always been a customer-driven business, constantly adapting and improving to meet the demands of and exceed the expectations of their clients. Waterwell understand the needs of their customers and can always create an irrigation or lighting systems to suit their clientsâ lifestyle, as well as their garden.
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Chelsea Flower Show takes place from the 19th â 24th May at the Royal Hospital Show Grounds in Chelsea, West London.