The Garden Town of Shakespeareland

Delivered by BID Leamington, Sarah Horne Flowers, Creative Garden Design and Charles Branson Design

This was an ambitious project to showcase Royal Leamington Spa at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014 and the garden won a coveted Chelsea Silver Medal.
This enchanting exhibit was the result of the enthusiasm and involvement of local businesses, organisations, schools and individuals who brought together their skills, their resources and their energy.  The team were overwhelmed by the response from the local community in supporting this project.

The design captured the essence of the town with its sophisticated Regency exterior, its unique individual character and its artistic, cultural and theatrical interior.  The collaboration contains planting to reflect the different areas of Leamington with floral pods each encapsulating a different style.  It also incorporates a large water inspired element to reflect the River Leam, lakes and fountains associated with this beautiful town.
This ambitious project was completely community funded – drawing together over 70 businesses and many residents from across the region who wanted to make a positive contribution to the town.
You can view the arbour in Jephson Gardens.