A show garden is one of those totally unrealistic and exhausting projects that must be built in a week in all weathers only to be dismantled 3 days later! It is the sort of thing that I usually try to avoid however this time the show was very local to me, I used all recycled materials and the garden brought together design, horticulture, willow and willow weaving. It was a garden commissioned by the Royal Bath and West Society.
The garden was designed as an inspiring work space for willow weaving workshops as well showing off some well designed raised beds using locally reclaimed timber. It was a carbon zero garden on account of its recycled materials, its locality, the fact that I grew the plants myself (these were mostly coppiced willows) and that everything would be reused again.
The garden was well received with a silver medal and it was a great show!