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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

A few words on show gardens…

Even thought they spring up like a mushroom in autumn, only to flourish and disappear in a few days, show gardens are very long winded creatures. Months (and sometimes years) of work are poured lovingly into a show garden project, which to the viewer is completely invisible – but this is exactly what makes a successful show garden truly magical.

And this is why designers (and indeed the clients) subject themselves to the stress and deadlines - the chance to create a miniature wonderland to enthral visitors, break boundaries and stretch what you think is possible.

So with this in mind, we all sat around sometime in autumn 2009 to discuss the beginnings of what would become the biggest show garden ever seen in the UK to date…

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