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’. Joanne’s inspiration came whilst she was visiting Hill Top House in the Lake District, the residency of Beatrix Potter, and the birthplace of many of Potter’s most loved characters, including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck. 2016 was the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth and so the border was designed to celebrate her love of nature and gardening.
The border had a flower garden falling each side of a flagstone path that lead through a gate to a small vegetable plot. The flowers were a mix of pink, purple 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.