My Awards - RHS Gold Medal Winner & Best BIooming border in Show
Tale of Hill Top Garden
The design brief was to produce a ‘Blooming Border’ so the brief was fairly open. My inspiration came whilst I was organising a stay at the Lingholme Estate which I found out was where Beatrix Potter holidayed with her family. I had previously visited Hill Top which was where Beatrix Potter lived. This year is the 150th anniversary of her birth and there are lots of celebrations taking place as a result of this. I wanted to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s love of nature and gardening by using her garden at Hill Top as the inspiration for my Border.
The border had a main flower garden falling each side of a flagstone path which leads you to a gate through to a small vegetable plot. The flowers were a mix of pinks, purples and white perennials and annuals such as phlox, roses, nicotiana and nepeta. In the vegetable garden there were some of the vegetables that Peter Rabbit liked such as carrots, lettuce and radishes along with the rhubarb that Jemima Puddleduck hid her eggs under.