The Lost Garden

About theproject

Client: LewesLight
Year: 2017
Location: Lewes, United Kingdom
Credit: James McCauley

In the 18th century, there was a very large garden attached to a property in Cliffe High Street - which may have occupied the site now taken by Gardener's Arms and its immediate neighbours.

The Lost Garden installation is inspired by the origin of the pub's site. The back of Gardener's Arms are washed with 'earthy' colours to mimic parts of plants and to celebrate its origin as a large garden. As the building forms are of different heights, a very warm colour from below will resemble the ground, followed by a touch of green for leaf and other colours to represent various horticultural products.