As the summer progresses, we’re taking some time to reflect on past projects and at this time of year, a beautiful garden couldn’t be more appropriate one to remember! So we’re taking it back to when we assisted 2016 Chelsea Flower Show winner Andy Sturgeon. 


Bespoke flambeaux and garden design

William Sugg & Co. Ltd were delighted to produce a bespoke flambeau piece for award winning garden designer, Andy Sturgeon who was appointed as the designer of The Telegraph Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2016.  The beautiful garden which  has been dubbed a ‘captured landscape’ won the 2016 best in show and gold medals and the bespoke flambeau can be seen centre stage!


The garden’s theme: Geological change.

Andy is a well known and well respected creative gardener and one of the UK’s leading landscape gardeners.  The garden, which was inspired by the geological change our environment and landscape has seen over millions of years, combines the viewpoints of both scale and time.

On creating this beautiful garden Andy Sturgeon said: “…this design is inspired by our natural environment and I’ve got really bold sculptural pieces rubbing shoulders with an unusual planting palette. I can’t wait to see it come to life”.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden included a stunning flambeau light as a key feature for to provide a point of interest for the eye to focus on, provide light and warmth, and to help enhance the themes of geological change and the natural environment.

The atmosphere, form, and overall beauty of the garden spoke for itself and was crowned the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show Best in Show. 


The all important planting

The Telegraph was quoted to say “Plants are selected from similar natural habitats (warm, semi-arid regions in about 32 different countries) to create a unique planting scheme that is future-proofed against climate change. Foliage colours are predominantly dusty greens and grey-green; flower forms include tall spikes, umbels and daisies in white, orange, yellow, rust and purple. Many are unusual plants that have not been seen before at Chelsea.”


Further information:

Read more about this wonderful garden here on Andy Sturgeon’s website:

The Telegraph article featuring the award winning garden.

William Sugg custom flambeaux range.