The M&G Garden, which was designed by Cleve West, for The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS Judges. Swatton Lanscapes, who built The M&G Garden, were presented with The Best Construction Award at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. This is the first year that this prestigious award that recognises the skill and input of the construction workers who build the Show Gardens has been awarded.
Once I entered the UNHCR: 'Border Control' Garden, I felt quite a relief, in contrast to how I felt when I was on the outside of the garden, waiting to enter. The inside of the garden is calmer and more tranquil. It feels far nicer in the centre of the garden. I felt safer, and more relaxed as I visited this area of the garden with its pretty meadow and calming infrastructure.
A closer look at the beautiful meadow in the UNHCR: 'Border Control' Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. This garden was designed by Tom Massey and John Ward, and built by Landform Consultants. This Conceptual Garden was sponsored by UNHCR and presented with a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Conceptual Garden.
Eryngiums and other non-native plants, were shown growing in a British wild flower meadow, where they looked beautiful next to native British flowering plants and grasses. The non-native plants were included in the Border Control Garden, to highlight the many positives of integration. This Eryngium is pictured in the UNHCR: 'Border Control' Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
Salvias, Eryngiums, and other non native plants were beautifully combined with native British wild flowers to create a beautiful meadow in the UNHCR: 'Border Control' Garden, to demonstrate the positive effects of integration. Pictured at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
A beautiful holly hedge. Evergreen holly makes an excellent hedge that looks good all year round. Holly provides food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. If you're thinking of planting a hedge, ensure that your hedge grows right down to the ground, hedgehogs shelter and often nest under hedges, so this is an important habitat for hedgehogs and other wild animals.