RHS Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal Winner 2018
Designers: Tamara Bridge & Kate Saville
Built by: Frogheath Landscapes
Dry walling: Richard Clegg – Dry Stone Walling Specialist
Sponsors: Warner Edwards Distillery
Photo credits: Annie Green-Armytage
A bee friendly artisan garden rich in plants used to flavour gins. “Inspired by the terraced gardens of the Warner Edwards Distillery and the beauty of the surrounding Northamptonshire landscape, this garden aims to capture the natural and unconventional spirit of the English countryside.
The choice of planting is inspired by the distillery’s botanical gardens and hedgerows, and showcases many of the natural flavours used in the creation of its gins.
The use of natural materials, including stone, water and copper create an authentic space, and bee-friendly plants and a bee bole set into old stone walling reflect the farm’s apiary. Other planting includes thyme variations and lemon balm, which are highly aromatic and flavoursome and can be used in garnishing gin. The ‘natural spring’ water feature is highly adaptable to any outdoor space and offers a sense of serenity and relaxation.
Get a taste of the behind the scenes action – have a look at these videos commissioned by Warner Edwards: