Inspired by and echoing travels to Switzerland, the garden is conceived as an imaginary personal sanctuary filled with the unique flora that typifies different regions of the country. Using the flora and materiality of Switzerland, it celebrates the variation the diverse climate brings, mixing alpine and Mediterranean planting to illustrate the country’s distinctive and rich natural landscapes.
The garden interprets the Swiss flora and landscape within the boundaries of an urban garden. Large stones act as a garden-sized representation of mountains in the landscape. The garden incorporates water gently falling into a central body of water and mimics the waterfront edges seen by many of Switzerland’s clear water lakes. Here sits a bespoke iron bench designed to reflect the train tracks synonymous with sustainable travel within Switzerland as well as embodying the country’s overall approach and commitment to sustainability.