28th May 2010
This time last year I was on site at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, feeling over the moon after we had won a Gold medal and ‘Best in Show’ with the Giles Landscapes ‘Fenland Alchemist’ courtyard garden.
This year we have watched the flower show from a distance as we have been busily involved putting the finishing touches to Norfolk Archaeological Trust’s site at Burgh Castle, near Great Yarmouth, a project that required a total revamp to protect the site for future generations. It includes miles of rustic paths, indigenous planting, shelters and viewing platforms, providing a tremendously satisfying project to work on in the wonderful surroundings of this ancient monument.
But we have still found time to indulge our passion for show gardens, concentrating our efforts this year on producing a garden for the Sandringham Flower Show, which takes place in July. We feel honoured to have been invited to design and build the garden in the Royal Marquee, in association with the Eastern Daily Press, and are fortunate to have an enthusiastic sponsor Marshall Toyota of Kings Lynn. Marshall Toyota will be showcasing the new British-built, environmentally friendly hybrid-powered Toyota Auris at the show and are currently advertising the garden on a colourfully decorated Toyota Prius, another car from their hybrid range.
Pictures from Burgh Castle