What You Can See Garden: Royal Windsor Flower Show

Designed by Alan Williams, the What You Can See Garden signifies the idea of everything coming full circle and the harmony it brings.

What you can see garden for the Royal Windsor Flower Show

The theme for the 2024 Royal Windsor Flower Show focuses on the principles of The Harmony Project, an educational syllabus for schools, to get children and adults invigorated about the cycle of life, which in turn has been inspired by the book; Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World by His Majesty King Charles III.

The layout of the garden uses geometric patterns seen in the natural world and space, such as a five-petaled flower which represents the Earth/Venus rotation. The circular design features a magnificent specimen tree at its centre. Radiating out from the tree, petal-shaped beds, created from woven hazel hurdles, will be planted with a range of ornamental and edible plants. The outer ring of the garden layout will house the community orchard which aims to bring everyone together.

Including wildflower meadows and beehives, each bed will contain ‘grow your own veg’, perennials and structural planting for year-round interest and sustenance for humans and wildlife alike. Five obelisks in each space will display show-worthy runner beans and scented sweet peas.

After the Royal Windsor Flower Show, the garden will be relocated to the Bishopsgate School in Englefield Green.

Alan Williams made his debut at the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show with his sanctuary garden, The Parsley Box. Williams, trained at the London College Of Garden Design and currently works as a Landscape & Creative Designer for Landform Consultants Ltd.