The Imperial Garden – Revive explores the complex relationships between Russia, Ukraine and the UK. The garden considers what could happen if politics was removed from the world and as humans we all took a step back and focussed on what unites us all. This is explored through the analogy of two contrasting areas in the garden which move from a beautiful and natural area of wilderness through to a manmade, manicured and controlled space.
Central to the garden is the symbolic theme of lace, which weaves its way through to bring a unifying harmony to the two sides of the garden. The two key focal points in the garden are the striking metal lace and an arching bronze figurative water feature 'River of Time', both made by Ukrainian sculptor Victoria Chichinadze.