The beauty of garden shows
July 19, 2012
This post comes to you live from Cheshire – at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Having experienced and enjoyed the show here last year, I wanted to view it from a different angle – not so much specific vegetables or flowers, but other aspects that help one to make the garden an extension of one’s home. Show gardens nearly always inspire, whether they are the sort that one could replicate, or ones that seem to be more design-and-build than gardening with plants. The stories behind any show design always intrigues and ‘Remount’ designed by Stephen Dennis & Brett Landscaping was no exception. A contemporary, modern space on the site of an old barn, it made use of recycled building materials (Cheshire brick, cobbles and partially rendered walls). One wall incorporated dozens of ‘living-wall’ succulents; an environmentally-friendly touch as they are natural air-purifiers.