Winning garden design to be revealed in Spring

Christopher Bradley Hole and Brita von Schoenaich Hepworth garden design
Christopher Bradley Hole and Brita von Schoenaich Hepworth garden design
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The winning design for a new waterfront garden at The Hepworth, Wakefield will be unveiled next Spring.

Four design plans were showcased on garden sheds at the gallery in October.

Christopher Bradley Hole and Brita von Schoenaich Hepworth garden design

Christopher Bradley Hole and Brita von Schoenaich Hepworth garden design

Judges short-listed the four designs by Christopher Bradley Hole and Brita von Schoenaich, Tom Stuart-Smith, Cleve West, and Peter Wirtz, who between them have won 16 gold medals at the Royal horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Members of the public were then invited to see them and give feedback on their favourite.

The judges - David Liddiment (Chair); Simon Wallis, The Hepworth Director; Jane Marriott, The Hepworth Deputy Director; Chris Blundell of the Royal Horticultural Society; Edwina Sassoon of the Royal Academy of Arts; Anna Pavord, author and writer; Christopher Woodward, director of The Garden Museum; Coun Peter Box, leader of Wakefield Council; Dr Evelyn Stern of David Chipperfield Architects; and Michael Ziff, The Hepworth Wakefield trustee - are now considering the feedback as they select their winning landscape.

Jane Marriott, The Hepworth’s deputy director, said: “Thank you to all those visitors who took the time to responded to our public consultation survey for the Hepworth Riverside Garden project.

Cleve West Hepworth garden design

Cleve West Hepworth garden design

“It’s been really encouraging to see such fantastic support for our vision to create a new public garden at the gallery and help to transform the wider waterfront area.

“The public feedback has been considered by the garden panel and we hope to be able to announce a final decision on the winning garden design in spring next year.”

The gallery will launch a fundraising campaign so it can start work on the ‘sanctuary garden’ project, which will be created as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations and Visit England’s Year of the English Garden.

Pictures courtesy of The Hepworth, Wakefield.

Tom Stuart-Smith, Hepworth garden design.

Tom Stuart-Smith, Hepworth garden design.