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March 23, 2018


New RHS plant list to help deter garden deer -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring preview event at Provender Nurseries 2018 summary -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Langdale Landscapes wins Association of Professional Landscapers Awards -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hardy’s Cottage Plants – going for gold on pearl anniversary -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ground Control’s consistent growth included in Inc. 5000 Europe 2018 list -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Art prodigy teams up with Hillier at this years Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Horticultural Action Plan launched in Scotland -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Check trees for storm damage, says expert -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jacksons Fencing introduces its nationwide Approved Installer programme -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Society of Garden Designers pays tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Finalists for 10th annual RHS Young Designer Competition announced -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Arid cities must rethink planning and design to remain viable -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Remembering John Brookes -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Gardens Trust launches national celebration of landscape gardener Humphry Repton -

Monday, March 19, 2018

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018 -

Monday, March 19, 2018

Call for trees to be used as a technique to help combat flooding -

Monday, March 19, 2018

APL Award winners announced -

Monday, March 19, 2018

PSD Groundscare simplifies high grass cutting -

Friday, March 16, 2018

Arbor Deck

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?


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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