BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018

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'A Breath of Fresh Air' BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018 

We are really excited that our show garden 'A Breath of Fresh Air' has been selected by the Association of Professional Landscapers and BBC Gardeners World Live 2018 for this years show in June. 

The Association of Professional Landscapers returns to this summers BBC Gardeners' World Live with the APL Avenue. The APL Avenue is an opportunity for landscapers  to see the variety, quality and creativity that can  be achieved within a small space and we are really excited to be working with the team at Keyscape to create this garden. 

About the Garden 

The garden has been designed for a professional couple with no children. The clients are in the creative industries and see themselves as part of a modern city.

A Victorian terraced property is located in a leafy and fashionable suburb of Birmingham the narrow garden (10m x 5m) is typical of the period and is surrounded by neighbouring gardens and with potential access to the rear. The clients have requested that the space is designed to create a sense of privacy. 

The clients have requested a contemporary garden in which they can relax and get “a bit of fresh air’ after a busy stressful day. The garden will be an important to space to socialise and entertain colleagues, friends and family. 

Hedging and fencing define the boundaries of the garden and create a sense of enclosure. Trees add to the intimacy of the space whilst also helping to provide privacy and that much needed ‘fresh air’. The planting is a cool contemporary tone of greens and whites punctuated by clarets. 

Offset terraces break up the space and are framed by a series of arbours frame which also add an element of drama and sculpture. The terraces provide areas for socialising and include a wood burner and logstore. 

"We are really excited to be exhbibitng at Gardeners' World Live at the NEC, Birmingham this Summer" Martyn Wilson, Wilson Associates Garden Design 

Show Garden support

We are grateful to sponsors Marshalls Paving and Rolawn for sponsoring materilas for the APL gardens and we look forward to bringing you news of further collaboration in the weeks ahead - so please check back.