Woodgate Nursery Garden Show 2015

Clipped box pyramids and painted arbour in a small show garden by Norfolk garden designer Sue Bell
An arbour bench and colourful planting designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Woodgate Nursery Garden Show 2015 courtyrad garden designed by Norfolk garden designer Sue Bell
Lavender and persicaria - Planting detail from a show garden design by Sue Bell Garden Design
Phormium, persicaria, heuchera nad lavender in a show garden.
Clipped box pyramids and painted arbour in a small show garden by Norfolk garden designer Sue Bell
An arbour bench and colourful planting designed by Sue Bell Garden Design
Woodgate Nursery Garden Show 2015 courtyrad garden designed by Norfolk garden designer Sue Bell
Lavender and persicaria - Planting detail from a show garden design by Sue Bell Garden Design
Phormium, persicaria, heuchera nad lavender in a show garden.

‘Round-and-Round the Garden’

A circular path of grey sandstone edged with French lavender leads around a central box sphere to a cream-painted arbour dressed with cushions and a tasselled blanket. Four box pyramids in lead-look planters provide structure and height in each corner. The garden is backed by apple trees and a hedge of Photinia ‘Red Robin’. Planting is in shades of pink and blue to echo the colour of the lavender and the pink in the buds of the apple blossom.

The show ran from 16th to 17th May 2015. The garden came second in the public vote so we’ll have to try harder next year!

The Woodgate Nursery Garden Show takes place annually in May. Each year five, 4m x 4m show gardens are built under the protection of a large marquee and the designers compete to win the public vote. Entry to the show is by voluntary donation with all proceeds going to charity.

Special thanks to:

  • Ian Cooper (IFC Landscapes), ably assisted by Graham Cooper, for building the garden.
  • Gerald Nicholls of Great Plumstead, who kindly donated the loose materials used in the garden.
  • Woodgate Nursery for loaning the plants.

The plant list:

Trees:

  • Malus robusta
  • Malus sargentii

Shrubs:

  • Buxus sempervirens (sphere and pyramids)
  • Hydrangea
  • Leucothoe
  • Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’
  • Pieris japonica ‘Carnival Sense’

Perennials:

  • Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ & ‘Shanghai’
  • Knautia macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’
  • Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’
  • Persicaria affinis
  • Persicaria bistorta ‘Superba’
  • Phormium ‘Evening Glow’ & ‘Rainbow Maiden’
  • Polemonium caeruleum
  • Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’
  • Salvia ‘Amistad’
  • Salvia x sylvestris ‘Viola Klose’
  • Saxifraga
  • Veronica gentionoides


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