Dolphin Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2012
A claire-voie is an openwork gate or fence set at the end of an allée, or open walk, with a view out to a wilder part of the garden or landscape.
country garden and the birth of the new English style. The Brewin Dolphin Garden; designer: Cleve West; gold medal winner and Best Show Garden
A great example of a claire-voie was seen at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show in Cleve West's Brewin Dolphin Garden. Ornamental gates between rustic stone pillars
display gardens we saw the resurgence of topiary. The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Cleve West, brings back full-scale 19th-century topiary forms.The 8-foot-high yew sentinals were sourced ready grown from a Belgian nursery and give a real permanence to the design. The rustic limestone pillars hint