Robert Myers’ design challenges visitors to ‘Imagine the World to be Different’.

At RHS Chelsea Flower Show this morning it was announced that St James’s Piccadilly’s ‘Imagine the World to be Different’ show garden has won a gold medal. Sponsored by grant-making charity Project Giving Back and designed by award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers, the garden reflects the one that will be created at St James’s as part of The Wren Project. The church is fundraising for the £20 million project that will restore the church, courtyard and garden.

The ‘Imagine the World to be Different’ garden will be re-sited in two phases. In the next few weeks, the trees and plants will move to St James’s partner church, St Pancras, Euston Road. While the hard landscape elements and timber cabin will be stored and, in time, reused as part of The Wren Project at St James’s in Piccadilly.

Rector, Revd Lucy Winkett said:

“Our heartfelt congratulations to Robert! We are so delighted that his enormously hard work together with all the time he has spent with us understanding St James’s Piccadilly’s ethos and unique place as a green oasis in the heart of central London have been acknowledged. We have really enjoyed talking to the visitors at Chelsea ourselves and are looking forward to welcoming back to St James’s Piccadilly the vision of this imaginative garden once the Wren Project is completed.”

Images: 1) Harriet Walter with Robert Myers and Revd Lucy Winkett. 2) Dame Judi Dench with Revd Lucy Winkett, Mariama Ilfode-Blease and Elijah Kinne.