Miele has reveald that its appliances were selected for the Chelsea Flower Show’s first ever working kitchen garden. Celebrated designer Mark Gregory's Savills Garden combined ornamental and edible planting providing inspiration for a ‘plot-to-plate’ alfresco dining experience. At the heart of the garden was a fully working kitchen equipped with premium Miele cooking appliances, and adjacent to the kitchen was a dining area, where each day, Chelsea Pensioners enjoyed delicious meals prepared using ingredients sourced from the garden.
The garden, built by Landform Consultants Ltd and sponsored by Savills, aimed to transport visitors into the ambiance of a walled garden typically found in a countryside hotel. The garden has been awarded a prestigious Silver-Gilt Medal in the Show Gardens Category.
Sustainability served as the foundation for both the garden's design and its construction, which incorporated reclaimed bricks, pantiles, Yorkshire flagstone and cement-free concrete. Sustainability was also a key consideration in choosing Miele cooking appliances, which are tested to perform for the equivalent of 20 years of use. After the conclusion of the Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will now find a new home in Nottinghamshire, where it will be replanted by the national charity, Shaw Trust, where it will serve as an inspirational resource used to teach cookery skills to young people at a residential centre.