Friday was a beautiful, warm, sunny day so I headed to a Garden Festival after work to see what they had to offer. The garden event takes place every year but this is my first year going - I had a free admission ticket so felt I must check it out. It wasn't anything close to the Chelsea Flower Show however there were a few things of interest. UK's own garden guru, Monty Don, was at the event and did a question and answer session. I'm a fan of Monty so enjoyed this. Some of the plant prices were quite dear at the show - e.g. £10 for a tiny bit of hosta. Needless to say I didn't make any purchases.
I did find some inspiration at the show and enjoyed the surroundings. Below are a few photos of what I thought were interesting features.
|The theme of the garden design competition at the show was 'Painting with Plants'. The teams had one day to plant up their design in a 3mx3m space. Below are some of the designs as well as some of the other displays at the show.|
|Above and Below: A wildlife garden - maybe you can spot a hedgehog home and frog home (a close up of the frog home is in the photo below). I like the little pond in an old barrel.|
|Isn't the little bunny cute which made up part of a designer's display.|
|Flower cupcakes - a great idea for parties!|
Hope you enjoyed the tour. More info on the event can be found by clicking here.
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