RHS Tatton Show Garden

Our 'back to back' garden at RHS Tatton Show won Gold and 'Best in Show'. It also gave Chris his 15 minutes or should that be 15 seconds of fame on the BBC1, 'Gardeners World' programme.

'The Contemplative Garden' was designed to give an air of peace and tranquility, something we all need at the end of a hard day. A garden can be a place to escape to for peace and quiet and to recharge the batteries. This garden took months in the planning, a week to build and a day to dismantle. The landscaping was carried out by Paperbark and Thorner Landscapes and the paving was kindly donated by Lapicida.

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The plan for The Contemplative Garden

The sketch for the judges illustrates the garden

View of the built garden during the show

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The start of the garden build on a bare field

Racing  to build the garden in a heatwave

The final garden polished and ready for judging

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Stainless steel water sculpture

Concrete balls painted to look rusted

The backdrop wall of pebbles

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Shocking purple of Campanula and formal box ball

Soft blue Agapanthus against stainless steel 

The bees loved the Angelica

 

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