The scale of these gardens means that they are an excellent source of inspiration for our own gardens. Among the details that caught my eye was the ivy panel in a timber wall  in the ‘Urban Serenity’ garden.
In the ‘It’s Only Natural’ wildlife garden a curved wooden bench doubled up as a log habitat for insects.
This garden was alive with bees and hover flies so the designer clearly knew what he was doing.
Hadlow College’s ‘Food 4 Thought’ deservedly won the Best Small Garden medal. Beautifully designed and planted with a mix of ornamental and edible plants I was particularly taken by the table with a central trough in which strawberries were growing.
‘A Lost Loved Garden’ was a garden gone wild with abandoned metal bedheads artfully arranged and an attractively dilapidated shed. It was well done and I did like the detailing.
The ‘Garden Lounge’ stopped me in my tracks. I’m not sure that I liked it (too elaborate for my taste) but the craftsmanship was extraordinary. The slate lamps were a tour de force and the quality of the hard landscaping was stunning.
‘Food For Thought’ (different spelling and a different garden) had created an attractive log wall. Maybe I’m drawn to these because I do admire nicely stacked logs and do my best to create something similar in our own log store.