Brewin Dolphin Garden wins People’s Choice Award at RHS Chatsworth 2017

13 June 2017


The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Jo Thompson for the first annual RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, has won the People’s Choice Award in the FreeForm category.

The wealth manager’s garden was a spectacular horticultural installation celebrating the landscape of the 1,000-acre parkland of the Chatsworth Estate and the elegance and beauty of Chatsworth House. Sited on the banks of the River Derwent, the scale of the garden reflected the grandeur of its setting, combining modern industrial materials with naturalistic planting.

Central to the design was an imposing contemporary sculpture crafted from 700 reinforcing steel bars that swept through the space, taking in the shape of the river in a series of wide curves before cantilevering dramatically out over the water. Here, it appeared to hang suspended in mid-air before sweeping back to the riverbank and spiralling into a circular enclosed building.  

work and to have had the opportunity to create a garden in such a historic setting at this inaugural event.”

Rupert Tyler, national director at Brewin Dolphin said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received the People’s Choice Award at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Jo Thompson created a spectacular garden for us that managed to look absolutely wonderful for the duration of the show, despite the adverse weather conditions. It’s fantastic to have public recognition for her work and to  have had the opportunity to create a garden in such a historic setting at this inaugural event.”

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About Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin is a UK FTSE 250 leading provider of discretionary wealth management. With £37.8* billion in funds under management, it offers award-winning personalised wealth management services that meet the varied needs of over 80,000 account holders, including individuals, charities and pension funds.

We give clients security and wellbeing by helping them to protect and grow their wealth, in order to enrich their lives by achieving their goals and aspirations.  Our services range from bespoke, discretionary investment management to retirement planning and tax-efficient investing. Our focus on discretionary investment management has led to significant growth in client funds and we now manage £31.5* billion on a discretionary basis.

In line with the premium we place on personal relationships, we’ve built a network of 29 offices across the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland, staffed by qualified investment managers and financial planners. We are committed to the most exacting standards of client service, with long-term thinking and absolute focus on our clients' needs at the core.

* as of 31 March 2017

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About Jo Thompson
Jo Thompson is one of the UK’s leading garden designers.  Named ‘Best Rural Garden Designer’ (2011) and a Society of Garden Designers ‘Future Designer’ (2014), she is also listed by House and Garden magazine as one of the country’s top ten garden designers.
Jo’s garden designs range from tiny rooftop spaces to residential family gardens, public spaces and country estates.  Jo uses her understanding of place to ensure that the landscapes she creates work seamlessly in their location. Her exquisite planting has led her to be considered one of the UK’s leading plantswomen. Whilst most of her work has been within the UK, she has also designed projects in Russia, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada and has represented the UK at the Gardening World Cup in Japan.

Jo has been the recipient of three Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.