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Discover the movies at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

20th June 2011 Print
Cinema Paradiso

At this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011, West London based garden designer Antonia Young has created an innovative private outdoor cinema to showcase the versatility and simplicity of using technology within a beautifully planted garden.

The garden, which is called “Cinema Paradiso” will be one of the show gardens that visitors to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be able to see from 5th to 10th July 2011.

Antonia and her co-designer Mark Yabsley met whilst both studying Garden Design at Capel Manor College in Gunnersbury Park, Ealing and set up their company Pod Garden Design three years ago.

Commenting on the news Antonia said “We are really excited to be designing a garden for Hampton Court this year. It’s such an honour to be selected to exhibit at the world’s largest flower show and to be able to showcase our design to such a large audience”.

She continued “The idea of your own private outdoor cinema is not actually that fanciful. Many households already use Wi-Fi technology indoors, but few are using it to its full potential outside. With the addition of a waterproof outdoor screen you can stream all your favourite movies, games and TV programmes straight into the garden. ‘Cinema Paradiso’ makes use of this existing technology to create a little oasis of fantasy in an urban landscape”.

Having had a successful career in the music industry, Antonia decided to take a different path to study garden design. Pod now has a broad portfolio of clients across London and beyond for whom they provide a garden design, planting and development service.

Pod is creating the garden with the help of Shaun Spurdle from Natural Elements Landscape ( who are experts in the construction of residential and commercial gardens across London and the South East.

To see the garden visit stand number PAL330 at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, or for more information on ‘Pod Garden Design’, visit the website at:

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Cinema Paradiso