Friday, 13 May 2011

Gold medal garden - with a twist


an inspiration for all who want to grow vegetables in a small garden

A well-known politician once said, “on your bike!” or words to that effect; and that’s just what garden-designer, Hanna Genders, did to source all the plants and materials for her enchanting garden at this year’s Malvern Show. Everything that she utilised in ‘My Very Local Veg Garden’, from plants to the wooden palings which formed the perfect backdrop, and the stone chippings along the paths, were located within cycling distance of her Worcestershire home. It well deserved Gold Medal status.
Hannah's bike, on which she travelled the lanes sourcing her garden

There were many unusual features to inspire keen gardeners to pack the most produce into a small space, and a beautiful pergola patio, which, said Hannah, “is a tribute to my mother who died unexpectedly last summer; she was a keen gardener and cook who loved to sit outside and eat with family and friends.” The garden will live on after the Show, for it is to be relocated  and rebuilt at Hillers Farm Shop and Garden near Ragley Hall, Alcester. 

This post written Thursday 12th May, before Blogger 'crashed'. Enjoy - Friday's post on its way soon ...

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