Norfolk Garden Show August 2013

Black-painted corner arbour and trellis in a show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
A 4m x 4m show garden with corner arbour, lawn, paths and planting
A small show garden with corner arbour, lawn, paths and planting - showing what can be achieved in a small space
Stepping-stone path through gravel leading to a corner arbour
Narrow border planting full of colour and interesting foliage
L-shaped path around a lawn with abundant planting
Lawn and abundant planting with colour and texture
Colourful planting in a show garden, including hakonechloa, sedum, pittosporum, cornus and penstemon.
Hakonechloa macrs 'Aureola' and sedum in a show garden planting
Penstemon, hydrangea and sedum flowering in a show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
A small border planting in a show garden
Colourful planting seen against a blak trellis in a show garden
Hydrangea Annabelle with Hakonechloa and cornus
Visitors admiring the planting in a small show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Visitors enjoying the show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design and exhibited at the Norfolk Garden Show August 2013
A child (and dog)-friendly show garden
Visitors enjoying the small show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Black-painted corner arbour and trellis in a show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
A 4m x 4m show garden with corner arbour, lawn, paths and planting
A small show garden with corner arbour, lawn, paths and planting - showing what can be achieved in a small space
Stepping-stone path through gravel leading to a corner arbour
Narrow border planting full of colour and interesting foliage
L-shaped path around a lawn with abundant planting
Lawn and abundant planting with colour and texture
Colourful planting in a show garden, including hakonechloa, sedum, pittosporum, cornus and penstemon.
Hakonechloa macrs 'Aureola' and sedum in a show garden planting
Penstemon, hydrangea and sedum flowering in a show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
A small border planting in a show garden
Colourful planting seen against a blak trellis in a show garden
Hydrangea Annabelle with Hakonechloa and cornus
Visitors admiring the planting in a small show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Visitors enjoying the show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design and exhibited at the Norfolk Garden Show August 2013
A child (and dog)-friendly show garden
Visitors enjoying the small show garden designed by Sue Bell Garden Design

On a 4m x 4m plot this garden showed what could be achieved in a small space. Despite containing a lawn, corner arbour, flower borders and a stepping stone and gravel path the garden felt open and spacious.

The Norfolk “All About Gardening Show” ran from 24th to 26th August 2013 at the Royal Norfolk Showground.

Special thanks to:

  • Ian Cooper (IFC Landscapes), ably assisted by Graham Cooper, for building the garden.
  • G. Nicholls of Great Plumstead, who kindly donated the aggregate, sand and soil conditioner used in the garden.

The plant list:

Trees:

  • Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’

Climbers:

  • Hedera helix ‘Harald’
  • Solanum jasminoides ‘Blue Ice’

Shrubs:

  • Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’
  • Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’
  • Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’

Perennials:

  • Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta
  • Gaura lindheimeri
  • Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
  • Sedum ‘Joyce Henderson’

Ferns:

  • Blechnum spicant

Grasses:


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