Awards

Rebecca has won awards for her garden designs at three RHS and Tatton Park garden show in Knutford.

Show Garden at Tatton RHS Flower Show – Food for Thought

Our garden shows how the smallest area can be used not only to achieve a place in which to relax, but also where vegetables and herbs can be grown in an exciting and ornamental way, providing a tantalising source of food.

Colours have been carefully selected to make the space feel warm and inviting and literally mouth watering. Terracotta paving, copper trellis and pergola structures are a foil to the vivid, bold colours of red, blue, orange and yellow colours of the vegetables and herbs.

The BBC’s Diarmuid Gavin commenting on the Space2Place exhibit said “I think that it’s great that I have been able to find my favourite feature at the show in one of the smallest gardens”

Kevin Smith of Garden Answers magazine wrote,”The small Food for Thought garden, designed bySpace2Place, immediately grabbed my attention.

The breathtaking walls prove that red looks just as good – if not better – outdoors as it does on TV’s makeover shows. I loved the water feature, made from a reclaimed windowsill, and the pumpkin trailing round it shows how attractively vegetables can be used in a small space. I think we should all take a deep breath and be a lot braver in what we do at home”

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Show Garden at Tatton RHS Flower Show – Food for Thought

Show Garden at Tatton RHS Flower Show

The garden represents the process of past and present in the elemental forms of rock and stone, water, timber and plants, all of which have been harnessed for human progress.

The future may be seen on the sail sculpture floating above the garden, which looks transparent in its lightness. However, it casts its shade and effect over all below: a metaphor for all that has gone before and is yet to pass.

The materials used are local to the Peak District and reflect the changes that have taken place through time. Reclaimed gritstone kerbs were used as stepping-stones across the water to a traditional dry stone wall at the back. The wall was constructed from stone taken from an existing wall in the Peaks, which will be rebuilt after the show.

The scheme intended to create a space that is reflective, relaxing and enticing to the observer, inviting them in to sit down. It is a realistic scheme that the observer could see in there own garden.

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Show Garden at Tatton RHS Flower Show

Show Garden Home and Garden Exhibition at Tatton Park

Garden Retreat for a Professional Couple

Winner of ‘The Garden Design Award 2008’, voted the best garden exhibit at the show by the general public

This is a calm intimate garden in which a professional couple can escape from the fast pace of their busy lives, relax and enjoy.

The strong central granite path leads to a rectangular raised terrace, which is broken up with bands of random stone which contrast to the crisp granite paving and smooth rendered walls. The soothing sound of water is heard gently trickling down the rough stone on the back wall, punctuated by bright blue planting.

The journey down the path to the terrace has bold blocks of planting with strips of rough stone paving running through, continuing up the walls. Two brightly coloured chairs await on the terrace.

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Show Garden Home and Garden Exhibition at Tatton Park