Harrogate Flower Show Award

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'Transition' garden wins Silver Gilt Award at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

We are thrilled to anounce we were awared a Sliver Gilt Medal for our show garden at this years Harrogate Flower Show, below is the press release about our garden "Transition" You can read more about how we created the show garden in our blog article here

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Creating a Vintage Vibe in your Garden

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Vintage’ has never been so modern! From vintage cocktails, to vintage dresses, to vintage interiors, the fashion world is harking back to yesteryear for inspiration and there is no reason why your garden can’t do the same.

Vintage plants making a revival

Like all things, blooms go in and out of fashion, and with vintage being so on trend right now, modern gardens are looking back at traditional flowers. These include pretty flowers like Foxgloves, Dianthus (which is one of the world’s oldest cultivated flowers) English Primroses, Hollyhocks and Peonies. Roses, of course, should not be overlooked and are easier to look after than you may think. Modern plants can also be used to great effect especially when mixed with more traditional flowers.

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Green is the New Black

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They say that art imitates life so it is no wonder that so many fashion designers take their inspiration from gardens. When haute couture meets horticulture a dazzling array of floral designed fabrics and organic shaped garments are paraded on the catwalks in style. Floral fashion is not an idea of the past, the Spring /Summer 2015 Chanel Catwalk in Paris was Bloom themed couture as imaged by fashion heavyweight Karl Lagerfield.

See Chanel Catwalk Floral Fashion Here

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Top UK Flower Shows

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Flower shows are so beloved in the UK that there is nationwide coverage of the most famous ones on television and much media interest for more local shows too! From Royal Horticulture Societies to village flower competitions, the UK loves a garden gathering to discuss and explore the nations favourite pastime. While in the past garden shows were only for the professional and keen gardener, today gardening and flower shows have become a favoured day out for all the family.

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The most popular gardening events in the world

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The world is a big place with many gardens, and it is not just in the UK where we take our approach to gardening very seriously. Now seen as an essential extension to the way we live, outdoor spaces -no matter how big or small, are an important part of our lives.

Here is an overview of the biggest and the best gardening events from around the world and why they are such inspirational places to visit.

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Challenge and Transition: the story of a Show garden

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I’ve heard it said that new experiences not only start the brain synapses fizzing but that taking on a new challenge keeps us fresh and full of life. Back in September it therefore seemed an excellent idea to try something we’d never attempted before – designing a show garden! Harrogate Flower Show were looking for designers to design and stage a show garden for their 2016 Spring Flower Show and so we thought – why not!

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What to sit on!

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So you have your new garden and now you need to decide what furniture to put in it. There is a lot of different garden furniture out there; you can choose from many different styles and materials and all budgets are catered for.

Tight on space?

If you have a small area or balcony you might choose a bistro set, this is typically a small round table and two chairs, often made of metal but it could be wood.

It gives you a great spot to enjoy a coffee, breakfast, a snack or dinner for two whilst not taking up too much vital space. Importantly a bistro set is usually at the lower end of the budget.

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