Worldwide Conservation was the tall order brief for our central feature given to garden designer Claudia de Yong – and all in a garden 15 metres long. After months of research into the plants and sourcing them, Claudia and Mick meticulously assembled the garden and created 5 interlocking roundels, each one representing a different continent.
With a limited budget for plants, Claudia sourced large specimen plants from Big Plant Nursery, Dahlia, Canna, Lavandula, Caryopteris, Streptocarpus and Agapanthus from National Plant Collection holders at the show and the rest from RHS Wisley.
All of the plants were clearly named with Brother labels by Helen and her team and Brother also saved the day when we realised that due to a last-minute re-design of the hanging banners, the photo credits had been missed off the pictures from Garden World Images. Joanna, with Mel holding the chair, added large credits to all of the banners.
We would like to thank all of the sponsors mentioned above for their support with our central feature as well as Squires Garden Centres, Dorset Water Lily Company, Waterperry Nursery and Hozelock, but most of all a huge thank you to Claudia for doing the impossible and showcasing the world in 15 metres.