Southport Flower Show 2014
This article was first published on Natural Paving
Natural Paving Products are proudly supporting three fantastic Garden Design and Landscapers at this year’s Southport Flower Show. The event which is open Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August will showcase a number of our high quality, ethically sourced, natural stone paving products:
– Greg Hedley, Bella Vista Garden Design will be creating a ‘Sub-Urban Jungle’ incorporating our modern Carbon Black limestone for a paved area and wall copings.
– Claire Skidmore, Muddy Boots The Garden Builders will captivate visitors with their garden ‘Enchanment’ which is set to feature our charming Barley sandstone paving and cottagestone walling. When asking Claire about the garden she said, “This beautiful circular garden has a tranquil, romantic feel. The garden features a sandstone brick wall which acts as a backbone to the garden and a foil to the varied planting. Built in Natural Paving’s “Cottagestone”, the wall complements the “Barley” sandstone paving used for patios and pathways. The natural colours in the stone help to soften, lighten and unify the garden.
Divided into three sections, the garden showcases planting for sun on moist, well-drained soil, planting for shade on moist soil and planting for dry shade. Contrasting leaf textures, plant shapes and pale flower colours will be used throughout the planting to create a sense of calm and relaxation. Where possible, plants and natural materials have been used to demonstrate the provision of food and shelter for wildlife. Overall this garden oasis seeks to demonstrate that any outdoor space – whatever its soil quality, aspect or micro-climate – can be designed and planted to delight and enchant.
Enchantment is based on a previous show garden design by Muddy Boots:
– Ian McElhone, Ian McElhone Garden Designs is building his vision of ‘Utpoia’ that includes Natural Paving’s dreamy Ivory paving and copings.
Involved with three Gold and Silver medals winning show gardens at recent RHS Flower Shows, Natural Paving is hoping their Garden Designers and Landscapers can score another hat trick at Southport!
For details of the show go to: http://www.southportflowershow.co.uk/index.asp