The Carpet Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

This was the result of The Prince of Wales’ idea to base a garden on the patterns and colours of two of his own Anatolian tribal carpets. The School was invited to design this garden along with Michael Miller of Clifton Nurseries (sponsored by Porcelanosa of Spain). It was a traditional chahar-bagh (four-fold) design with a central fountain, bordered by tall evergreen Cypress trees, the planting and colours inspired by the Prince’s carpets. The garden was a great success and was awarded a silver-gilt medal. It was then transported to Highgrove where it has changed and developed over the years, yet still retains, within its high walls, a sense of intimacy and tranquility, essential to all traditional Islamic gardens.