Wild in the City – a contemporary little green-roof insect house
This beautiful garden was designed by Charlotte Murrell, winner of the student Design & Build Award.
This small garden demonstrates that wildlife gardens are equally suitable for small urban gardens as they are for large rural gardens.
Heather In Harmony:
The design of this small garden by Will Quarmby cleverly packs a lot in by arranging the space on three levels.
There are two water features, a lawn and somewhere to sit and enjoy a meal.
A green wall of heather provides an evergreen back-drop, and will look interesting as the heathers flower and change colour through the seasons.
As well as looking lovely, the planting is designed to attract bumblebees. These little creatures are essential for pollinating many plants, but their numbers are declining.
The World Vision Garden:
In case you were wondering, this is how the grass is cut ………….
As you can see, biodiversity, encouraging a range of beneficial insects and wildlife into the garden, is a real trend at the Show, refelected in many of the gardens.
This can be managed by thoughtful selection of flowering plants and providing plant habitats as well as buying insect houses.
Green roofs and living walls also continue to be popular.
Were you inspired by the Show?