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Chelsea Medal

Dawn and Lizzie created this Silver-Gilt award winning garden at the 2005 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

With flexible working on the rise and employees craving a better work/life balance, the Microsoft SoGo (Small Office Garden Office) Garden created an office amongst the plants, demonstrating how mobile technology can enable anyone to work from anywhere.

At its centre was a brushed steel ‘work pod’ which was open to the inspiring sights and sounds of the garden from vibrant planting to bubbling water. The pod contained a chair with built-in table, providing workspace for a mobile phone and laptop.

The curved wall’s integrated bench provided alternative seating and encouraged regular breaks. The wall has two apertures which frame different views beyond it whilst a rill of water escapes beneath it – reminding you to work without boundaries.

After a productive day’s work, the garden became a space for entertaining by night. Lighting added atmosphere whilst the chair’s integrated ice bucket and adjustable table created a bar area.