Award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers will create a pioneering vision of change in our show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, sponsored by grant-making charity Project Giving Back.
Robert Myers MA (Cantab), PGDipLA, CMLI, MSGD, is a chartered landscape architect who collaborates with space and light to create elegant and timeless outdoor spaces, inspired by the characteristics of materials and plants, of history and place. His work explores the relationship between the formal and informal and draws inspiration from both the architectural and natural world.
Robert read geography at Cambridge, exploring and recognising the differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments worldwide. He qualified as a landscape architect at the University of Central England and immediately joined Elizabeth Banks Associates (EBA) in 1993, where he led the team that created the new Duke of York’s Square, Kings Road, Chelsea (described by architect Richard Rogers as “the first successful square in London designed for public use”), which was followed by further work at Cavalry Square and The Saatchi Gallery. Robert has long-established connections to Cambridge and the University and has drawn up plans for many of the Colleges, including a 50-year landscape strategy for the iconic landscape of The Backs in the centre of the city. Having completed significant works across London and Cambridge, he particularly enjoys working in complex historic landscapes, roof gardens, urban squares and pocket parks. His award-winning practice undertakes commissions from private individuals, rural estates, developers, and institutions such as cathedrals, universities, and schools. He is listed in Country Life’s Top 100 and has won many awards, including six gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Society of Garden Designers’ Grand Award 2017 for the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.
He particularly enjoys the rigour of working in culturally sensitive sites and has drawn up masterplans for Exeter Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral, St. Mary’s Islington and Southwark Cathedral, SE1 as well as The Backs and Trinity College in Cambridge.
Previous RHS Chelsea gardens
2003: The Sir Hans Sloane Garden for The Cadogan Estate – Small Garden – Gold medal
2006: The Costiera dei Fiori Garden for the Regione Campania, Italy – Small Garden – Gold medal
2007: The Fortnum & Mason Garden – Show Garden – Gold medal
2008: A Cadogan Garden for The Cadogan Estate – Show Garden – Gold medal
2009: The Cancer Research UK Garden – Show Garden – Silver-gilt medal
2010: The Cancer Research UK Garden – Show Garden: Gold medal
2011: The Cancer Research UK Garden – Show Garden: Silver-gilt medal
2013: The Brewin Dolphin Garden – Show Garden – Gold medal
2021: The Florence Nightingale Garden for The Burdett Trust – Show Garden – Silver medal
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Find out more about our garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The grant-making charity Project Giving Back has awarded St James’s Piccadilly a show garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, called ‘Imagine the World to be Different’.
Landscape architect for St James’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden 2024, Robert Myers, talks about the importance of trees in our show garden design.
After the war of 1939–45 Viscount Southwood provided money for the ‘green’ churchyard to be made into a garden of remembrance ‘to commemorate the courage and fortitude of the people of London’.
St James’s has been awarded the opportunity to partner award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers to create a pioneering vision of change in our show garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2024, by Project Giving Back.