The show garden, titled ‘The Loss of Innocence’ was designed by Boningale’s Andi Way who used Taxus Baccata to represent the young soldiers from the First World War. The topiary trees were planted in a wildflower meadow scattered with poppies – and in and amongst the meadow was a poignant photo of Andi’s grandfather with his First World War comrades.
The show organisers awarded Boningale Garden Creations Gold for its creative design, which was inspired by the photo.
The garden was also awarded the ‘Best Sustainable Vintage Garden’ by Wrekin Housing Trust, who for the last three years have sponsored this annual award.
Anne Ward, Chair of the Wrekin Trust, presented Andi with the 2014 trophy, and said:
“The garden is a most worthy winner of the best sustainable garden award. We’re very aware of the hard work and dedication that goes into producing an award winning show garden, and you can clearly see this. We can all take great ideas back to our own gardens from the special features that make this garden both very attractive and sustainable.”