Pilgrim’s Garden

Using the John Bunyan text as its inspiration, this garden takes the visitor from ‘Doubting castle to the Celestial City via House Beautiful, Vanity Fair and The River of Death. Symbolic reference to ones spiritual location on the pilgrimage are made using a broad palette of materials. These visual metaphors range from meaningful mosaics formed from pebbles and stones to contemporary plastic screens illustrating age old spiritual dilemmas. Drift wood embellishes the circular, pergola walls of the garden, enchanting and transporting the show visitors in Birmingham to a 17th century mystical vision of a spiritually informed universe. This show garden won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold medal at BBC Gardeners World Live.