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Chelsea Flower Show
Visit our Saving Seed exhibition and pavilion, awarded with a Silver Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.
The pavilion has been created by architectural atelier selgascano to reflect and melt into the OmVed Gardens landscape, designed by Paul Gazerwitz. Its innovative shape and features – including a transparent rooftop and a sinuous series of rotating walls that can be set into different positions – are inspired by the organic forms of nature and the transformational potential of seeds. The design was conceived as a flexible exhibition and events space that could host the exhibition at Chelsea Flower Show 2022 and later provide a new space for reflection, education and inspiration by the pond at OmVed Gardens.
Mounted on the walls of the pavilion, the exhibition showcases OmVed Gardens’ regenerative growing and kitchen ethos, and presents data collected by their Seed Saving Network; a soundscape by wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson and audiovisual sound artist Julian Simmons; botanical illustrations by visual artist Maia Magoga; portraits of our enthusiastic community of seed savers by photographer Will Hearle; and a selection of articles about seeds and seed sovereignty published by OmVed Gardens magazine, Where the Leaves Fall.
Saving Seed is also an invitation to explore the whole of OmVed Gardens: its wildflower meadow, kitchen garden, ponds, beehives, compost workshop, willow circle and the glasshouse. While at Chelsea Flower Show the garden was recreated inside the pavilion, in its final location at OmVed Gardens the pavilion becomes a refuge bubble from where to learn more about seed saving, host a variety of events and enjoy waterproof views of the pond and its verdant surroundings, designed by landscape architect Paul Gazerwitz.
Wednesday – 12:00 – 17:00
Sunday – 09:00 – 14:00