Cleve West

Cleve runs an award-winning studio in Hampton Wick, south-west London, and has been designing gardens since 1990.  Projects are diverse, ranging from contemporary urban spaces to large country estates mostly in the UK, occasionally abroad. More

Gardens

A gallery showing a selection of projects including small town gardens, large estates and award-winning show gardens. It also shows Cleve's allotment sanctuary in Bushy Park where the simple art of growing and cooking food has become a way of life.  More

Scrapbook

A blog of sorts with photos, sketches, observations and inspirations. Sometimes relating to work, sometimes not. The odd musing perhaps, the occasional rant but on the whole something that doesn't take itself too seriously.  More

Awards & Press

Since 1994 Cleve has made a number of show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. A list of them can be found here together with a selection of press articles that have been written about Cleve and his work. More

News & Events

Details of Cleve's recent and forthcoming activities including projects, talks and workshops can be found here. Information about open days at Bushy Park Allotments will also be posted here. More

Books & Articles

Cleve writes for newspapers (Financial Times, Independent, Guardian and Telegraph) and various gardening magazines. A selection of books and articles written by Cleve can be found here. More

Outlet

Items here are occasionally offered for sale from ornament, statuary, furniture and tools to sculpture, prints, books and other collectables with a horticultural bent. More

Cleve West Landscape Design | Navigator House, 60 High Street, Hampton Wick, Surrey KT1 4DB | +44 (0) 20 8977 3522 info@clevewest.com

Cleve West

Cleve runs an award-winning studio in Hampton Wick, south-west London, and has been designing gardens since 1990.  Projects are diverse, ranging from contemporary urban spaces to large country estates mostly in the UK, occasionally abroad. More

Gardens

A gallery showing a selection of projects including small town gardens, large estates and award-winning show gardens. It also shows Cleve's allotment sanctuary in Bushy Park where the simple art of growing and cooking food has become a way of life.  More

Scrapbook

A blog of sorts with photos, sketches, observations and inspirations. Sometimes relating to work, sometimes not. The odd musing perhaps, the occasional rant but on the whole something that doesn't take itself too seriously.  More

Awards & Press

Since 1994 Cleve has made a number of show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. A list of them can be found here together with a selection of press articles that have been written about Cleve and his work. More

News & Events

Details of Cleve's recent and forthcoming activities including projects, talks and workshops can be found here. Information about open days at Bushy Park Allotments will also be posted here. More

Books & Articles

Cleve writes for newspapers (Financial Times, Independent, Guardian and Telegraph) and various gardening magazines. A selection of books and articles written by Cleve can be found here. More

Outlet

Items here are occasionally offered for sale from ornament, statuary, furniture and tools to sculpture, prints, books and other collectables with a horticultural bent. More

Cleve West Landscape Design | Navigator House, 60 High Street, Hampton Wick, Surrey KT1 4DB | +44 (0) 20 8977 3522 info@clevewest.com

Cleve West

Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning, Daily Telegraph Garden, Best In Show, 2011, Gold Medal, Lesbotta, Chelsea Flower Show, 2011, drystone walls, gravel garden, concrete columns, Libya

Cleve runs an award-winning studio in Hampton Wick, south-west London, and has been designing gardens since 1990.  Projects are diverse, ranging from contemporary urban spaces to large country estates mostly in the UK, occasionally abroad.  These, in turn, vary in style according to the house and its surroundings but essentially they are spaces that are both engaging and restful.

Whether in town or in the country, his aim is to combine structure with sensuality, the classic with the contemporary, invariably with an element of surprise and always with a keen sense of space, artistry and craftsmanship.  Mindful of the natural world and its inhabitants, Cleve also enjoys improving landscapes where wildlife can flourish and this he finds both fascinating and fulfilling.

 

Photo: Cleve West

Lately his design for the award-winning Horatio's Garden, at the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust in Salisbury, has shown just how positive an effect gardens can have on both physical and spiritual well-being.

Cleve has designed several gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show, five of which have won Gold Medals and two have won Best in Show.  He pens the odd article for newspapers and magazines and his first book, ‘Our Plot’, celebrates a decade nurturing an allotment in nearby Bushy Park.

 

Photo: Derek St Romaine

 

Philosophy

“Gardens are important. Those who actively engage with an outdoor space or simply enjoy them as places of refuge will know how gardens can have a positive effect on well-being.

My mission, therefore, is simple: to create imaginative, timeless sanctuaries for any outdoor space.

Each garden is specifically tailored for the owner and the setting, with architecture, the surrounding landscape, and site specifics all informing the creative process from the beginning.

Local or sympathetic materials are used where possible, as are plants that work harmoniously in their surroundings. Planting schemes, natural or contrived, will always be guided by existing flora and local conditions especially where bio-diversity is an issue. I don’t think I have a signature planting style but I enjoy the play between informality and structure occasionally using plants themselves within a sculptural context.

Where appropriate I enjoy using sculpture, particularly when it creates tension between the familiar and unfamiliar. This can bring an element of timelessness and a quiet sense of drama to create spaces that are at once soothing and invigorating, contemplative and captivating.

Collaboration with artists, architects and craftsmen is an important element in any design. I have developed a close bond with selected nurseries, suppliers, artists and contractors to achieve reliability and excellence in quality and, afterwards, to maintain and manage the garden to a high standard.

Gardens aren’t created overnight and so I especially enjoy working closely with clients who enjoy the process of perpetuating a space over many years.

If you think I can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me.”
 

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Philosophy

 

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Gardens

  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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    The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • M&G Garden, RHS, Gold Medal, Chelsea Flower Show, Cleve West, tortoise, turtle, fountain

    The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • M&G Garden, RHS, Gold Medal, Chelsea Flower Show, Cleve West, tree of life

    The M&G Paradise Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Gold Medal

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  • M&G Garden, RHS, Gold Medal, Chelsea Flower Show, Cleve West, tree of life

    The M&G Paradise Garden

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning, stone, birdbath

    Twickenham

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    Twickenham

    Walled garden

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    Twickenham

    Walled garden

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    Twickenham

    Walled garden

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    Twickenham

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    Twickenham

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    Twickenham

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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    Horatio’s Garden

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    Horatio’s Garden

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    Horatio’s Garden

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    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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    Horatio’s Garden

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    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning, Horatio's Garden

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning

    Horatio’s Garden

    Sailsbury

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    Sailsbury

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning, dry stone walling, levels, Yorkstone, Sussex sandstone, gravel garden

    Tunbridge Wells

    Gravel garden with Sussex sandstone walling

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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    Tunbridge Wells

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  • The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

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  • The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
    RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show

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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show 2012
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    The Brewin Dolphin Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
    RHS Gold Medal & Best in Show

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
    RHS Gold Medal & Best in Show

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
    RHS Gold Medal & Best in Show

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
    RHS Gold Medal & Best in Show

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    The Telegraph Garden

    Chelsea Flower Show, 2011
    RHS Gold Medal & Best in Show

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    Bupa Garden

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    Bupa Garden

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  • Bupa Garden

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  • Cleve West, Landscape Design, Garden Designer, Award Winning, Saga, Lesbotta, concrete sculpture, gravel, herbs

    The Saga Insurance Garden

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    The Saga Insurance Garden

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  • Our Plot

    My partner, Christine, and I have kept an allotment since 2000 which is documented in my first book ‘Our Plot’. It continues to serve as a place of refuge where we can grow food, build sheds and cook pizza.

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    My partner, Christine, and I have kept an allotment since 2000 which is documented in my first book ‘Our Plot’. It continues to serve as a place of refuge where we can grow food, build sheds and cook pizza.

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Scrapbook

  • LACMA

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    by cleve on Jul 15, 2014 / 5:21 pm
  • Watts Towers – LA

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    These amazing steel and concrete structures, known as Watts Towers, were built by Sabato (‘Simon’) Rhodia between 1921 and 1954. Up to 30m tall and encrusted with mosaic of tile, glass, porcelain and other found objects the towers (which Rhodia referred to as Nuestro Pueblo “our town” stand as a testament to his perseverance and vision which has strengthened and inspired the local community.

    The towers were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990.

    by cleve on Jul 15, 2014 / 5:17 pm
  • Ted

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    Twenty years ago I was making my first show garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show. I had no sponsor but friends and clients helped me cobble together something fairly respectable.

    Ted Hylands, the man who taught me most of my hard landscaping skills, came to help and ten years ago I wrote an article about that moment for the Independent Magazine.

    You can read it here: Ted

    The picture above is of Ted with Amanda and Fergus Garrett on Press Day at Chelsea a couple of weeks ago.

    Thanks Ted for all your help over the years.

    by cleve on Jun 05, 2014 / 11:07 pm
  • Pizza Power

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    A great day at Our Plot yesterday celebrating Sainsbury John’s retirement.

    Giuseppe worked hard to feed us and many of the staff from the Chiswick branch of Sainsbury’s who came to feast and drink John’s health.

    Henry’s pizza oven really came into it’s own and a plaque was unveiled in his honour. As our council allotment officer said, “every allotment needs a Henry.”

    Fresh air + food + friendship = Happy Days

    by cleve on Jun 01, 2014 / 10:01 am
  • Paradise

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    I had every intention of blogging each day during build-up and during show week but have been utterly useless at posting anything since day two. Apologies. Some images will be posted on the gallery page as soon as possible. In the meantime here’s a view from the yew ‘cwtch’ at the end of the garden and the moment the M&G Garden was awarded a Gold Medal.

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    by cleve on May 26, 2014 / 10:36 am
  • Chelsea Build-Up Day #2

    Rain and mud. Boo to that.

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    by cleve on May 01, 2014 / 10:03 am
  • Chelsea Build-Up Day #1

    Sunny and warm. Hooray for that.
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    by cleve on Apr 30, 2014 / 11:06 am
  • M&G Blog #10

    Latest blog here.

    by cleve on Apr 29, 2014 / 7:57 am
  • Taking stock

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    With Chelsea looming I checked on progress of a local project today. It’s being built by Breathe Garden Design and, as you can see from this brick wall, it’s in very good hands.

    by cleve on Apr 28, 2014 / 10:19 pm
  • Bees, Bees! (Part II)

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    Congratulations to Brentford FC who secured promotion to the Championship on Good Friday after beating Preston North End 1-0.

    It was, as they say, emotional.

    If you want news, opinion and humour from the fans’ point of view, look no further than Beesotted.

    by cleve on Apr 21, 2014 / 9:09 pm
  • M&G Garden Blog – #9

    Going for Gold

    by cleve on Apr 16, 2014 / 9:05 pm
  • Bees, Bees!!

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    An earth-rammed wall we had built to enclose a teaching garden at RHS Wisley several years ago is becoming very popular…with bees. Masonary bees have made it their home and are in such abundance that the RHS have put up a sign to reassure nervous visitors that these bees (unlike The Mighty Bees aka Brentford FC) don’t sting.

    by cleve on Apr 16, 2014 / 8:59 pm
  • M&G Garden Blog – #8

    It’s time to Salsify

    by cleve on Apr 08, 2014 / 8:41 pm
  • 3 Men Went to Mow: The County Organisers

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    In order to have your garden selected for inclusion in the Yellow Book you must first undergo the scrutiny of the County Organisers.
    They are the volunteers who make sure that the scheme runs smoothly.

    In this episode, Three Men give it a go with limited success until the intervention of a mysterious stranger….

    by cleve on Apr 02, 2014 / 5:28 pm
  • M&G Garden Blog – #7

    Blossoms of Hope

    by cleve on Apr 01, 2014 / 10:45 am
  • Chelsea countdown: Swatton

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    I feel very lucky to have Steve Swatton, a contractor with vision, building the M&G Garden this year. Steve is well known for his attention to detail and is fast becoming a bit of a Chelsea legend having racked up a number of Best in Show awards (so many I’ve lost count). If you see him wandering around the show ground during build-up could you please point him in our direction? We’re at stand MA15.

    by cleve on Mar 31, 2014 / 11:26 am
  • Chelsea countdown: M&G Trees

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    Our zelkovas have arrived at Hortus Loci and are looking as good as I remember them in Belgium. Each one has a slight kink in the main trunk which gives them a bit more character. After all the time we’ve spent on hard landscaping detail it’s refreshing to be concentrating on plants at long last.

    by cleve on Mar 20, 2014 / 4:31 pm
  • M&G Garden Blog – #6

    The Seven Month Itch

    by cleve on Mar 18, 2014 / 11:35 pm
  • Auntie Joan RIP

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    Today we said farewell to ‘Auntie’ Joan. I’ve known her for over 50 years. The last words she said to me were, “Have fun.” I’ll do my best, but the world won’t be quite as much fun without her.

    by cleve on Mar 17, 2014 / 5:41 pm
  • Tate Planes

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    Popped by Tate Britain on the way home from watching Brentford FC’s important victory over Leyton Orient. The sight of the London Plane trees behind the gallery was magnificent and helped to distract me, momentarily, from celebrating like we’d won the FA Cup.

    by cleve on Mar 17, 2014 / 8:56 am
  • Stonemasons Rock!

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  • Oven Envy

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    Henry has built a pizza oven for Bushy Park Allotment. It’s massive (bigger than mine) and proving to be very popular.

    by cleve on Mar 09, 2014 / 6:51 pm
  • The M&G Garden Blog – #5

    On Tortoyles

    by cleve on Mar 07, 2014 / 11:41 pm
  • Dog

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    If I ever get another dog, I hope it will be as handsome as this one.

    by cleve on Mar 02, 2014 / 5:03 pm
  • The M&G Garden Blog – #4

    Paradise v Water

    by cleve on Feb 24, 2014 / 11:44 pm
  • Cathedral Grove, BC

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    Incredible atmosphere here in MacMillan Provincial Park where some Douglas Firs are over 800 years old. Cousin Richard posing here for scale.

    by cleve on Feb 17, 2014 / 10:24 pm
  • The M&G Garden Blog – #3

    The Devil in the Detail

    by cleve on Feb 04, 2014 / 11:46 pm
  • 3 Men Went to Mow

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    Cleve occasionally works with Joe Swift and James Alexander-Sinclair, collectively known as 3 Men Went 2 Mow, making short films with a comic and slightly irreverent take on the horticultural world.

    Watch the pilot below (‘Self-Seeders’) and see how celebrities are now queuing to be part of this cultural phenomenon.

     

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    Part 1 – Self-Seeders

     

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    Part 16 – The Fourth Man

     

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    Part 19 – The National Gardens Scheme

    by cleve on Jan 20, 2014 / 1:17 pm
  • Tortoyle

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    A sketch for a gargoyle based on the head of a tortoise – hence tortoyle.

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    Three tortoyles taking shape. They will be part of the fountain feature in the garden I’m designing for M&G Investments at Chelsea.

    by cleve on Jan 20, 2014 / 12:27 pm
  • A sink with a view

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    This view from the kitchen sink at Prospect Tower (a Landmark Trust property in Belmont Park near Faversham) had us fighting to do the washing up.

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    by cleve on Jan 20, 2014 / 12:10 pm
  • The M&G Garden Blog – #2

    On trees

    by cleve on Jan 06, 2014 / 11:47 pm
  • The M&G Garden Blog – #1

    The Power of Paradise

    by cleve on Dec 20, 2013 / 11:49 pm
  • Watts Cemetery Chapel

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    Poor photographs but good memories of a visit to see Mary Watts’ masterpiece at Limnerslease, nr Guildford.

    by cleve on Nov 12, 2013 / 9:39 pm
  • Sunrise Bushy Park

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    by cleve on Oct 30, 2013 / 9:32 pm
  • Jack in the Box

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    Sculpture by Johnny Woodford at his gallery in West Sussex.

    by cleve on Oct 24, 2013 / 10:01 pm
  • Maggie’s Culture Crawl

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    My good friends, Chris and Toby Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries taking a ‘half-way break’ in the garden of the Maggie’s Centre at Charing Cross Hospital (designed by Dan Pearson).

    by cleve on Sep 20, 2013 / 9:18 pm
  • Kempton Park Steam Museum

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    by cleve on Sep 02, 2013 / 9:28 pm
  • Paradise?

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    Rough sketch for a show garden at Chelsea next year. More soon.

    by cleve on Jul 20, 2013 / 2:05 pm
  • Icelandic Rock Turtle

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    by cleve on Sep 18, 2012 / 6:13 pm
  • Iceland

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    by cleve on Sep 17, 2012 / 6:10 pm
  • Sunflower

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    by cleve on Aug 15, 2012 / 5:02 pm
  • Tools

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    by cleve on Aug 14, 2012 / 7:14 pm
  • Summer

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    by cleve on Aug 10, 2012 / 11:27 pm
  • I Like

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    by cleve on Apr 18, 2012 / 4:01 pm

Awards

  • Awards

     

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    Chelsea Flower Show

    2014 – Gold Medal. Sponsor – M&G Investments

    2012 – Gold Medal and Best in Show. Sponsor – Brewin Dolphin

    2011 – Gold Medal and Best in Show. Sponsor -The Telegraph

    2008 – Gold Medal and BBC/People’s Choice Award. Sponsor – Bupa

    2006 – Gold Medal. Sponsor – Saga Insurance

    2001 – Silver Gilt Medal. Sponsor – Merrill Lynch

     

    Hampton Court Flower Show

    1998 – Gold Medal. Sponsor – Thames Water

    1997 – Gold Medal and George Cooke Award. Sponsor – Thames Water

    1996 – Gold Medal and George Cooke Award. Sponsor – Daily Mail

    1994 – Silver-Gilt Medal and George Cooke Award (for the most innovative garden).

     

  • Press Articles

    Independent – Is Cleve West’s octagonal ‘paradise’ plot the shape of gardens to come? by Emma Townshend

    The Mail – The key to a great garden? Don’t be trendy! Chelsea legend Cleve West shares the secrets of his success by Constance Craig-Smith

    Guardian – Space to heal by Naomi Slade

    Telegraph – Horatio Chapple’s Garden Blooms by Adam Lusher

    Independent – Orchestral manoeuvres: Cleve West’s Chelsea Flower Show design left a lasting impression by Anna Pavord

    Telegraph – Cleve wins Chelsea second year in a row by Louise Gray

    Telegraph – Cleve West returns with another bold garden design

    Telegraph – Olympic hopeful who became the quiet man of gardening by Louise Gray

    Telegraph – Daily Telegraph Garden is a modern classic by Stephen Lacey

  • Television

    On television Cleve was a guest designer in both series of BBC 2’s ‘Small Town Gardens’ (2001 and 2002) and ‘The Garden Makers’ (2004). He featured in ‘The Joy of Gardening’ (BBC2 Dec 2001 & 2002) and was co-presenter on the 15 part series for ‘Take Three Gardeners’ (UKTV 2002). More recently he has teamed up with Joe Swift and James Alexander-Sinclair to make silly videos with an irreverent take on the gardening world. Collectively they are known as 3 Men Went to Mow. Videos can be seen on You Tube and occasionally here, in the ‘Scrapbook’ section of this site.

Press

  • M&G Garden Videos

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    A selection of M&G Garden videos documenting the thoughts behind the concept can be seen HERE.

  • Gold for Cleve at Chelsea

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    Cleve has won a Gold Medal for M&G Investments at the Chelsea Flower Show. His paradise themed garden including a sunken terrace and octagonal fountain acknowledges the influence of early Persian gardens on the way we garden today. This is Cleve’s fifth Gold Medal at Chelsea.

  • Maggie’s Centre

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    Cleve has been appointed landscape designer for a new Maggie’s Centre at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff. The building is being designed by Dow Jones Architects. Read more here.

  • Cleve To Design M&G Garden At Chelsea 2014

    Cleve will be making his sixth appearance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year with a garden for the show sponsor, M&G Investments. The garden will take inspiration from the concept of the paradise garden which is as relevant now as it was over two thousand years ago. Read more at the RHS website. Book tickets here

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    Over the next five months Cleve will be be writing regular updates on the M&G Garden Blog. Read more about the initial thinking behind the M&G Garden here

  • Bushy Park Allotment Open Days 2014

    The dates for this year’s Bushy Park Allotment Open Days are as follows:

    Saturday May 10th*

    Saturday July 19th

    Saturday September 6th

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    Our open days provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about allotments and enjoy wandering around some of the plots and talking to allotment holders.

    As usual there will be food and refreshments including delicious pizza, the best onion bhajis in West London and plenty of tea and cake.

    *NB No onion bhajis on 10th May as I will be immersed in preparations for Chelsea.

    Location
    Bushy Park Allotment is located just north of Hampton Swimming Pool, Hampton, TW12 2ST.
    There are two entrances, one at the traffic lights where the Uxbridge Road (A312) meets the High Street (A311) and one next door to the swimming pool.

    Parking
    There is no vehicular access for open days but there is plenty of street parking in the High Street. Please park considerately in residential roads.

  • Forthcoming Talks

    15th February 2014 – Vancouver Hardy Plant Society.

    16th February 2014 – ‘The Road to Chelsea’ for the Victoria Horticultural Society.

    7th April 2014 – Design Study Day at The Garden Museum.

    12th April 2014 – The Hardy Plant Society, Middlesex Group

    11th September 2014 – Alitex lecture

    8th October 2014 – Grayshott Gardens

    17th November 2014 – Fagus, Nailsea

Books

The following items are for sale.   Please contact us for more details.
t: 020 8977 3522
e: info@clevewest.com

 

Fountain001
Fountain
Octagonal fountain with tortoise gargoyles made of Bath limestone and churt. Diameter 2.5m (8'3") Height of pool surround 50cm (1'8") Height of obelisk 3.5m (11' 6")
As featured in Cleve's Gold medal winning garden for M&G Investments at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014.
£POA

 

Tree of Life

Wall engraving
Five Bath limestone panels depicting the Tree of Life.
Hand carved by Cleve for his Gold medal winning garden for M&G Investments at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014.
Approx 2150mm high x 4000mm wide
£POA

 

Mutant-Root-II

Mutant Roots
Giclee reproductions of a series of nine pencil drawings by Cleve.  Edition: 250.

Size 54cm x 40cm  (including 6.5cm mount)
£95 plus P&P

 

 

785-LARGE-MARBLE-MORTAR
Mortar2
A large marble mortar
Height 33cm (13in)
Width 64cm (25.25)
£980 + delivery

 

 

778-antique-terracotta-pedestals
A pair of painted terracotta pedestals
Height 65cm (25.5in
Diameter at base 38cm (15in)
£1950 + delivery

 

 

Books


Books Written By Cleve

 

Our-Plot-Cover

 

'Books' written by Cleve is perhaps a little misleading when, in fact, he has only written one book, Our Plot. It’s a personal account of ten years tending an allotment, and was published by Frances Lincoln. A video, by Simon Edwards, celebrating the book’s launch at the Garden Museum can be seen here.

 

 

Articles Written By Cleve

 

Financial Times - 17/5/14
Why gardening is good for the body and mind.

 

Financial Times - 17/5/13
Chelsea Flower Show: Sculptor's Object Lesson

 

The Telegraph - 17/9/11
Allotments Can Be Creative

 

The Guardian - Various
The Kindest Cut
One Man Went to Sow

 

Gardens Illustrated - Various

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