My favourite garden was the The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by Chris Beardshaw. I was pleased to see that it triumphed in the People’s Choice Award category.
One thing we noticed in particular was the use of blues, creams and lilacs in the show gardens, save for a couple of splashes of orange.
I took away the name of a couple of tulips and some daffodils that I would like to see next spring.
I didn’t welcome the use of travertine or wood for flooring but was pleased to see the use of sandstone paving.
When visited: May 2013
I did like the Japanese artisan garden but think the show would benefit if a designer couldn’t show two years in a row.
The one garden I didn’t rate was the Telegraph Garden. Should a garden need an explanation for one to begin to appreciate it?
There is also an increasing focus on sculpture in garden.
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