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Inspirational garden designs

In addition to our garden border competition, we have two stunning large scale show gardens this autumn. 

Breathing space 

Representing a section of a larger garden, this is a quiet reflective space where you can escape and hideaway.

Bounded by an evergreen hedge and decorative panels, the landscaping is deliberately stripped back and utilitarian using raw industrial materials, such as steel and concrete, softened by the movement of grasses and splashes of colour from the planting.

Feature concrete monoliths and an oak arm holding a cocoon chair provide height to the design, offering both refuge and a vista across this quiet corner of the garden.

Size: 7m x 5m

Category: Show Garden

Designer: Nicholas Edward Gardens

Sponsors: Colour Your Garden, JA Jones Plant Nursery, Stark and Greensmith, APL, Dennis Blackburn Engineering, Dave Greenwood Joinery

The Gardener's Idyll

Does your soul crave peace? Then this garden is just the place for you!

Leave the trials and tribulations of the world at the gate and lose yourself in a botanical oasis filled with fragrant scents and calming water. Overhanging branches form patterns in the evening sky, while a carpet of thyme offers luxurious aroma underfoot.

Planting emphasizes the softness of the theme with floating cosmos and tall verbena in pastel hues, combined with raised box planters to give height and definition.

A hanging chandelier sends thousands of glistening stars into the night sky, while the feature slipper bubble bath offers a tempting outdoor retreat from the woes of the day.

Size: 6m x 5m

Catergory: Show Garden