It’s #rhstatton from your Northern Correspondent, Daniel Carruthers.
One of the football club gardens that caught my eye was 'This is Anfield' by Ann Picot
'A Stitch in Time Saves Nine' by Daniela Coray
Capturing this garden in it’s entirety was near impossible due to the crowds surrounding Monty Don and Andy Sturgeon. I should add the crowds could have been there to appreciate the beautiful planting and not the celebrities.
'Rider on the Storm' garden by Alexandra Frogatt
The vertical planting caught my eye having read Stephanie’s post about it at the recent Hampton Court Show.
Following Andy Sturgeon’s outstanding success in winning Best in Show at Chelsea Flower Show this year, Alitex is hosting his talk on “Chelsea and beyond….” as part of the company’s lecture series. The talk is on the 2nd of September at 8pm at the historic Walled Garden at Cowdray, Midhurst, West Sussex. The Walled Garden at Cowdray will be open at for viewing before the talk. Tickets are £10, contact Alitex by email or telephone 01730 826 900 to reserve your place. The Walled Garden in Cowdray features a traditional greenhouse built by Alitex designed to be in keeping with the historic Walled Garden, which has a protected Ancient Monument listing. The Garden, which is an interpretation of a Tudor pleasure garden, is located next to the ruins of a famous fortified mansion visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in an area steeped in myths and history.
Andy Sturgeon’s garden deservedly won Best in Show – the 3 pots of iris are among many inspired ideas
Andy Sturgeon discussing his design with Alan Titchmarsh
On Monday 4 May this unique free event will showcase the very best of London’s gardens. Featuring outstanding planting and design ideas, many of these modern gardens have never been open to the public before. The ten gardens comprising The Great London Garden Trail are grouped into small clusters in zones 1 to 3 and will be open, free, between 12–4pm, making it the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday. The trail offers a broad spectrum of gardens intended to inspire budding gardeners whatever your style, or restrictions on space. The gardens range from a stylish and functional communal roof terrace tucked away off the Kings Road to a bold, architectural garden at Great Ormond Street Hospital.