Cleve included this carving of a Brittle Star, an Echinoderm, which is closely related to starfish, as a homage and tribute to David Bowie. David Bowie's last album was called 'Black Star', the Brittle Star, is of course star-shaped and black in colour. Brittle Stars can be found in Porlock Bay, where designer Cleve West lived during his teenage years. In this photograph you can see the pretty reflections of the Quercus pubescens leaves above the water.
The Winton Capital Beauty of Mathematics Garden was designed by Nick Bailey, the Head Gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden, and built by Gardenlink. The RHS judges awarded The Winton Capital Beauty of Mathematics Garden a Silver-Gilt Medal, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The copper water feature you see in this photograph was made by sculptor Giles Rayner.
The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden won the People's Choice Award for the Best Fresh Garden. This garden was designed by Ruth Willmott and built by Cube 1994, it's the first time that Breakthrough Breast Cancer have entered a garden at Chelsea. The water feature in this garden ripples every ten minutes to signify and represent the statistics of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. The sculpture is by Rick Kirby.
John O'Conner created a special commission for The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital - a bronze sculpture of a child like figure, entitled 'Joy', which stands on a plinth at the top of the water canal that runs through the Show Garden. This sculpture was created to show the effervescence of childhood and the joy of life. The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital was designed by Chris Beardshaw. The Garden is pictured here at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show…
Cleve has used sandstone, sourced from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, throughout the garden he designed for M&G at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. This natural boulder has been carved to form a small reservoir, allowing rainwater to collect, thereby providing a small area of water for birds to bathe in.