‘Mini Chelsea Flower Show’ garden 2010

Posted on 11th April 2010

Whoop whoop! I am so excited. My design, ‘The Centred Garden’ has been chosen by Jackson’s Fencing Limited as a winning entry to its 2010 Show Garden competition. Garden designers from all over Europe submitted designs to the competition and after much deliberation by the Jackson’s team; four gardens have been chosen to be built at their Kent site. The gardens will be launched in mid May and will be in situ for a year.

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‘The Centred Garden’ takes inspiration from my travels in Japan although it does not follow any rules or principles of Japanese design. I felt a great sense of harmony and order from the gardens I visited in Japan, and I wanted to try to reflect this through a very simple, geometric design that provided areas for both relaxation and contemplation and also entertainment on a relatively small plot of land.

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The strong geometric shapes of the hard landscaping are contrasted by the softer textures of the planting all of which has been chosen to suit a thin alkaline soil and require less watering. The garden showcases a wide range of Jackson’s quality products, which I have used in different and unusual ways.

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Louise Tomlin, Marketing Manager for Jackson’s said about the project “We wanted to create something that will really attract visitors and hopefully create a bit of a stir. We have a reasonable display area and people do come from all over, surprisingly from France and other European countries, and even Japan! But fencing, as lovely as it is, can be a little unexciting on it’s own – so the idea is to have an inspirational display, with other good quality products and reliable suppliers, all showcased in exciting show gardens, on a par with Chelsea or Hampton Court Flower Shows, although smaller, so visitors can get inspiration for their own garden projects.”

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To find out more about the Jackson’s Show Gardens please click here

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