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Autumn Creative Spaces

Our popular bed or border planting competition has a host of ideas and inspiration for smaller plots and quiet corners. Each week we will reveal the design for one of our Creative Spaces.

This week we feature our final Creative Spaces design from the carniverous plant growers, Wacks Wicked Plants:

Down the bog!

The masters of the macabre are back for autumn 2019 with an homage to the exotic and the diverse in a unique border paying tribute to the fascinating world of carnivorous plants. 

These native American pitcher plants make a stunning and enthralling display  - insects beware!

Wacks Wicked Plants

We’ll Meet Again

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, this border aims to bring the generations together to talk and remember.

It is designed in two parts, one focusing on the grown your own message in the Dig for Victory campaign, which was launched in 1939. The other features a spitfire sculpture surrounded by a colourful mix of seasonal perennials and shrubs. Poppies are also spread throughout the plot as a symbol of remembrance.

Natasha Golley in partnership with Horticap

A Celebration of Rewilding

Taking a walk on the wild side, this border is a sign of the changes Rangers at Preston Park, near Yarm, are planning by letting nature be in the driving seat, with big benefits for wildlife, mental health and wellbeing.

The plants are native to Preston Park and have been selected to display what you could expect to find flowering and fruiting in the autumn, providing flashes of red, orange and black. Planting is deliberately naturalised, in fact the wilder, the better!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Fusion of food and flower – a mini allotment in your garden

If you are keen to grow and eat your own produce but only have limited space, make sure you visit this garden border!

Combining healthy, tasty seasonal produce with pollinator friendly flowers and herbs, this design could be used in any back garden. Their aim is to demonstrate how a small space could be decorative, sustainable, environmentally friendly and a peaceful haven too.

Leeds Allotments Federation

Shades of Autumn

This cottage garden style border demonstrates that enjoyment of the glorious colours in your garden doesn’t have to stop at the end of the summer.

The design reflects the beautiful autumn colours through trees, shrubs and perennials chosen to peak throughout the season, including acers, cornus and evergreens like choisya.

Down 2 Earth

Waste Not Want Not

The growing season may be drawing to an end, but Henshaws mini veg border has an abundance of offerings to taste and smell, interspersed with ornamental plants to bring colour and harmony.

As the title suggests, the charity is keen to reduce waste and their border is filled with nifty up-cycling ideas. Including plastic bottle cloches, hanging gutter pipe planters and a fountain made from car parts!

Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

Creating Careers in Creative Spaces

Celebrating the work of the WFGA charity in supporting potential gardeners taking their first steps on the ladder of a new career in horticulture.
The charity was established in 1899 and helped to inspire the Women’s Land Army so vital to the nation’s food supplies during both world wars. In modern times it introduced the Work and Retain as a Gardener Scheme connecting trainees with head gardeners and gardens across the country.

Women’s Farm and Garden Association (WFGA)

Sponsors: WFGA, Summerfield Nursery, Whalton Manor, A little Plant Company and Norton Conyers