Lands' End are going for GOLD again at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show and we've teamed up with Adam Frost to design a stunning landscaped garden.
The garden, 'A Rural Muse', is designed for a Stamford couple who love their region's landscape and environment, especially the walks of the well-known local peasant poet John Clare. Adam Frost has taken inspiration from the distinct and diverse countryside that in turn inspired so much of Clare's poetry, to create a space for entertaining and relaxation designed with biodiversity and wildlife in mind.
The materials have been selected to reflect the garden's regional identity. Many of the elements have multiple functions, such as the stone boulders that double up as stepping stones and seating. A green oak-framed shelter offers a focal point and attracts bees with its clover roof.
Chelsea is open to the public from Tuesday 22nd May to Saturday 26th May. Be sure to tune in to the BBC to check the live footage from the show.
JOHN CLARE IS NOW CONSIDERED ONE OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST POETS, KNOWN FOR HIS CELEBRATORY REPRESENTATIONS OF THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE AND HIS LAMENTATION OF ITS DISRUPTION. HE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ENGLAND'S FIRST GREEN POET.
To find out more information about the famous walks that inspired much of John Clare's poetry, and to visit Clare Cottage, his historical home, visit the John Clare Trust website at www.clarecottage.org