We are delighted to announce that the Hamptons Mediterranean Garden, designed by Filippo Dester and Garden Club London has been awarded a Silver Glit medal.
The garden is inspired by the architecture, warm tones and sculptural planting of the Mediterranean landscape of Filippo's homeland and with climate change in mind. Filippo's creation is a contemporary outdoor living space redolent with the look, feel and smell of sunny Mediterranean climes. It combines an outdoor kitchen with shady open-air dining, space where one can relax, enjoy cooking and entertaining family and friends
The clever design will evoke all the senses - smell, touch, taste and sound - and has been sensitively created with sustainability and the health of the environment in mind.
In light of social changes over the recent years and with home entertaining on the rise, Hamptons Mediterranean Garden is the ideal outdoor entertaining space that extends the kitchen as the heart of the home from inside to outside; a peaceful and relaxing garden designed to capture all the elements of convivial entertaining in a sweet smelling, alfresco setting. The garden with its soothing perfume of aromatic herbs; clever use of aromatherapy and essential oils to aid healing, and edibles to forage and nourish, aims to promote a sense of well-being, whilst having a clear environmental mandate.
The sustainable urban garden focuses on water conservation as part of considering the effects climate change has had, and will continue to have, on all of our lives. Densely planted with a palette of drought tolerant ornamental perennials, including clouds of scented sub shrubs typical of the “Macchia” and aromatic Mediterranean herbs that encourage biodiversity and provide inhabitants with edible fruits and herbs. With sustainability and water conservation central to the design, the dining space will be surrounded by an architectural water feature, this will act as example of how rain water can be harvested and kept in the garden to offer multiple benefits including; an aesthetically pleasing feature to be enjoyed by people and wildlife alike; and functioning as a water reservoir for the garden irrigation.