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Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 – learn more about this year’s show and the stunning show gardens that grace it.

Currently basking in sunshine, the newly rechristened RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival offers plenty of thought-provoking detail in its gardens this year.

Tom Simpson’s stunning The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success

Central to the design of The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway to Success, for example, is the spiralling effect that leads visitors to the round pond, down circular steps that smoothly transition into a bench in a sunken seating area. “The circular design makes it as immersive as possible. It draws you in and then you’re surrounded by planting,” explains designer Tom Simpson. read more

A Perennially Modern Touch At RHS Chelsea 2019

A Perennially Modern Touch At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement in the wonderful Perennial Lifeline garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

How do you represent a lifeline? This was one of the questions facing designers Duncan Cargill and Colm Joseph, who collaborated on the Perennial Lifeline Garden in what was the first RHS Chelsea appearance for them both.

The Perennial Lifeline Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Their design was chosen after a competition, run jointly by Perennial and the London College of Garden Design, found it captured the spirit of Roy Strong’s Laskett Gardens, bequeathed to Perennial in 2015, while celebrating Perennial’s position at the heart of the horticultural world. read more

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement with this year’s show, and learn a little more about the materials we have on display at this year’s show.

You know a garden at RHS Chelsea is particularly special when, on the opening day, the BBC spend considerably more time interviewing the designer than expected. Schedules were thrown out left and right as the cameras roamed the Greenfingers Garden upstairs and down.

The Greenfingers Garden it it’s luscious green glory, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 read more

How to Create Award-Winning Show Gardens

They make it look so easy, but how do they do it? What is it that successful designers do to draw accolades and awards to their show gardens?  We asked Landform Consultant’s Assistant Design and Project Manager, Rhiannon Williams and our own Gavin Walley what they think show-winning gardens have in common.

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Rhiannon designed the Urban Rain Garden at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. It won Silver-Gilt & People’s Choice Award and drew plenty of comment.  “It was really full on,” says Rhiannon. “Every minute I was talking to someone—my cheeks hurt from smiling so much from ten o’clock in the morning.” read more

Faro Porcelain proves a winning alternative to Portland Stone

RHS Tatton Park swung into action this week, and with something of a bang for us. It’s a show that’s made a name for emphasizing new talent, and this year’s no different, with Elliott Hood (26), one of three finalists in this year’s RHS Young Landscape Contractor, and Ben Poulter (25), a finalist in the RHS Young Planting Designer category, being awarded the winning titles for their Chaos to Coastline garden.

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Their brief was to create a functional social space for clients who want a refuge from city living, in a sunny, south-west facing garden, with free-draining soil and exposure to wind. read more