Fovant, Wiltshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 21, 2011 -- Two garden designers from Salisbury based Rumbold-Ayers landscape design are among the fifteen that made it to the shortlist for an international garden design competition. Svend Rumbold and Alexandra Lehne worked together on the design for the SLANT Open International Garden Design Competition 2011, which attracted entries from many countries including Brazil, China, Poland, Chile, and USA. The competition was judged by eminent garden designers John Brookes MBE, Anthony Paul and Hugh Ryan.
Alexandra Lehne and Svend Rumbold's design "Magic Bavaria" is a garden for a contemporary home in a lakeside setting in southern Bavaria, and features an ornamental pond and a swimming pool, as well as magnificent views to the lake and the Alps beyond. The design pays careful attention in particular to the route of flow across terracing and decking around the pool, through massed several plantings of grasses, to the lakeside.
"We were particularly keen to enter the competition because of the open design brief, which allowed us to create an imaginative design for a location of our choice" explained Alexandra, "and of course having such well known and universally respected designers on the jury makes the effort we put into our designs feel really worthwhile."
On being shortlisted, Svend commented "We submitted two entries, and were very pleased that they both made the long list. When we saw the list, we were rather in awe of the competition, which included several high profile award-winning landscape architecture practices from around the world, and so we're really delighted to have one of our designs chosen for the shortlist. In fact we were one of only three UK entries to make the shortlist."
The winner, announced this week, was "Douro Valley Garden" by Ricardo Alexandre Lime Gomes and Daniela dos Santos Silva from Portugal.
Svend Rumbold is the founder of Rumbold-Ayers landscape designers, based near Salisbury, England. Rumbold-Ayers provide landscape and garden design services throughout the South of England and, in collaboration with Alexandra Lehne, also in the German speaking parts of Europe. For more information on our outstanding landscape design services, visit www.rumbold-ayers.co.uk