Hello again! It's that time of year when us northern gardeners start getting excited over having the chance to walk around Tatton Park. Enjoying the beautiful scenery and weather (well fingers crossed), gorgeous gardens and powerful statements made by the stunning plants. It will come as no shock to hear that as designers we have been planning our Tatton gardens for months, and now I can't believe how near the show really is!
This year I have designed 'The Envirolink Northwest Garden'. Envirolink Northwest promote and encourage low carbon technologies and products. This low carbon garden will emphasise how using local, recycled products and renewable energy can be easily incorporated into the garden. Together we agreed that this garden needed to be modern and contemporary to prove that you don't have to have a stereotypical 'recycled' feel. With it's brightly coloured walls, unusual water feature and bold, architecture dicksonia tree ferns, this space will create a big impact.
Designed for a young working couple, that want to relax when they get home from work and be transformed from everyday life and the hastles it brings.
Our colour scheme is purple and green, which will really highlight the ivy trellis mounted onto the wall. A raised pond feature with various water plants also has an additional water feature; as water dribbles down from the pond into a curved rill that flows through in the garden and into a separate area. The planting will be lush and very fresh. Recycled materials have been selected for every part of the garden, from the glass chippings, Easylay surface, low energy led lighting and the wood substitute decking.
The garden is starting to come together already, as sections of the walling and decking have now been built and are ready to be taken to site. Meetings are becoming more frequent and the phone doesn't stop ringing! These are all signs that our Tatton Park Project is nearly ready to commence.
I will keep you all updated thoughout the process, but if you want to hear more about 'The Envirolink Northwest Garden' you can listen to Sean Styles on BBC Radio Merseyside keeping you well informed on our Tatton Garden.