Chelsea Flower Show 2008
James was chosen by The SCA to design the Quilted Velvet Garden, for the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show. The idea was to incorporate their theme of everyday luxury within a small urban roof garden. His garden was created by designing and building a huge planter that swept up and over the doorway to create a brize soleil before swooping back to down and curving round a raised deck to create an intimate seating area surrounded by lush plantings of grasses, medicinal and culinary herbs and the shade of a tree. A slightly hidden waterfall plunged into a pool surrounded by water loving plants giving relief from the sounds of the city and a sense of calm.