The Parsley Box Garden wins RHS People’s Choice Award

The Parsley Box Garden wins RHS People's Choice Award

FIRST-TIME Chelsea designer Alan Williams and The Parsley Box Garden have been crowned the RHS People’s Choice Award winners for Artisan/Sanctuary Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

The fresh and contemporary garden, which is inspired by the Parsley Box mission to champion the over 60s, has wowed the crowds at this year’s unique autumn show. Inspired by the Celebrated Nordic restaurant Noma, four-time winner of Best Restaurant in the World, The Parsley Box Garden, focuses on conserving nature’s bounty through fermentation and perseveration.

With self-sustainability at the heart of the garden, the borders are brimming with edibles to forage and ferment as well as home grown vegetables to bring flavour to dishes while minimising food waste. Alan’s garden also features fragrant herbs, edible flowers and perennials in its borders. A custom-made outdoor kitchen area sits at the edge of the garden, alongside a wooden cantilevered pergola stretched over a dining table.

The garden is designed as a place to entertain friends in, to dine and relax, as well as to be a space where fresh ideas are sown that challenge the stereotype of ageing.

Adrienne Macaulay, Co-founder of Parsley Box, said:

“We are delighted to have won the RHS People’s Choice Award and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us.

The reaction we’ve had from the public to Alan’s garden has been wonderful and it has been fantastic to see some of our Parsley Box customers who have come along to offer their support.

“The vision behind the garden was to smash the stereotypes around ageing and I hope that Alan’s garden is an encouraging reminder that age should not stop us from doing what we enjoyed as our younger selves.”

Alan Williams, designer of The Parsley Box Garden, said: “Wow. It is a huge honour to have received this award and for my first Chelsea garden too! I have loved every second of designing the garden and bringing it to life. It was a huge team effort, so a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved, and to those who voted.”

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