RHS Chelsea

It seems fitting that the inauguration of our new training venue was used as a trial run for one of this year’s Pavilion gardens at RHS Chelsea built by landscape apprentices and mentors, designed for and supported by the Perennial charity.

A team of The APL landscape apprentices, Phil Tremayne (The APL) and college tutors were led by Ross of Conquest Creative Spaces to carry out a trial lesson in setting out the intricate paving design intertwined with standing stone columns and water features.

The Perennial Lifeline Garden was designed by Colm Joseph and Duncan Cargill, to celebrate and highlight the works carried out by charity Perennial. Perennial (originally The Gardeners’ Benevolent Institution) was founded in 1839 and the UK’s only charity who are dedicated in helping everyone from all aspects of horticulture, who are either currently working in or retired from the industry.