From today until Sunday, BBC Gardener’s World Live is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham…and I highly recommend a visit.
I thought I’d give you a preview of garden designer Adam Frost‘s show garden, Childhood Memories, which as well as achieving a gold medal, was Best in Show.
Created by New Ground Landscapes and sponsored by Honda, Adam’s garden is designed to provoke childhood memories amongst us all…very appropriate as Honda UK’s nominated charity is Greenfingers, an organisation which creates magical gardens for children’s hospices.
The garden features a woodland area to pitch a tent, ponds to dip a net in, a lawn to play skittles on and a vegetable patch.
Here are some more images of Adam’s design…
The informal planting was beautiful with a subtle colour palette of pale pink, lilac and white, but it was the army tent which was very much the focal point of the garden.
I loved the benches, which looked as if they could possibly double up as homes for insects…
Many congratulations to Andy and his team for winning Best in Show. Below is Adam being presented with his award by RHS President Elizabeth Banks yesterday afternoon.
BBC Gardener’s World Live 2012 is open today until Sunday with a host of celebrity presenters including Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, James Alexander Sinclair, Rachel de Thame and Toby Buckland.
And as 75% of the show is under cover, it’s the perfect place to find gardening inspiration out of the rain…
I’ll be featuring more gardens from my visit throughout the rest of the week.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)