The Best of Both Worlds
This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders was DOWN YOUR WAY. Find out more about Catherine McCarthy’s Beautiful Border below. This border was awarded a silver merit.
Designed by: Catherine McCarthy
This border was inspired by having the best of both a quintessentially English market town and the British countryside within less than five minutes from each other. In less than five minutes, it’s wonderful to find yourself surrounded by fields, hedgerow foraging and dog walking territory, where new edibles can be discovered every season.
In equal measure, the namesake fresh produce market, unique independent businesses and historical skyline makes up the ‘town’. Visitors were able to explore this autumnal border, bursting with a seasonal colour palette, locally found edibles and a transition from the wild informal planting of the ‘countryside’, to a bolder more planting of the ‘town.’