Shrewsbury Show

Shrewsbury Show

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PROJECT TYPE: Shrewsbury Show

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The 2015 Shrewsbury Flower Show presented the perfect platform to demonstrate how a small garden can be beautiful, practical and environmentally friendly. The garden was creatively entitled “Bet on our Future” in line with the show’s environmental theme. Inspired by a common question often asked by customers ‘my garden is too small for plants’, the design team set about creating an environmentally friendly garden that would feature a mix of different planting ideas and clever space saving design techniques. The challenge was building it in just four days! A large gold medal for a second year in a row! Creating an award winning show garden takes a lot of hard work, time and dedication so winning gold for the second year in a row was a proud achievement. Garden highlights included:
  • For privacy, mature hedges were used to surround the garden like leafy walls; they are also great for birds and wildlife.
  • Planting leafy perennials and ferns underneath metal grid decking so that they can be enjoyed from above, creating an unusual and fun walking surface.
  • Creating a dry garden and a rain garden on opposite sides of the decking to show how environmentally responsible planting can look fantastic.
  • Displaying an environmentally-friendly green roof on two dice instead of garden buildings (to reflect the ‘bet’ theme) to show how you can make attractive planting schemes on garden buildings and shelters