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April 23, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Harrowden Turf

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Walker’s Wharf Garden

Intended as a relaxing space within a disused industrial wharf, the garden features reclaimed items from the wharf, used to enhance the atmosphere, and planting which creates an ideal habitat for wildlife, with sculptures inspired by the industry. The plant supplier for this garden are Walker’s Nurseries.

Q&A with the garden designer, Graham Bodle:

When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect?

It was inspired in August 2015.

What are the stand-out features of this particular garden?

The reclaimed crane jib and drawbridge.

What is so special about having a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show?

The first large horticultural show of the season and lots of exposure.

How do you hope the public/visitors will perceive this garden?

As inventive, turning a disused industrial site into an atmospheric garden.

 

Q&A with the contractor, Walker’s Nurseries:

What are you most looking forward to about the build?

Building the initial structures i.e. erecting the crane jib and the pedestrian drawbridge.

What’s going to be the biggest challenge on the build?

Levels and the stuttering frame and cladding, as the garden has to be built from the ground up.

Are specialist contractors required for any elements?

No.

If you could take one thing away with you from this garden, what would it be?

The sculptures.

Do you think the judges have enough knowledge of the complexity of construction when deciding on the medals?

Some simple detailing can be overlooked, which has taken hours to design and construct.

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