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Show update - new Beautiful Borders join the line up

New Beautiful Borders announced

With this year’s Beautiful Border theme ’50 years of Gardeners’ World’, garden designers around the country have been creating their homages. BBC Gardeners' World Live organisers are pleased to announce two new additions to the line up of Beautiful Borders, taking the total to nine, for BBC Gardeners' World Live 2017. The Beautiful Borders are a fantastic place for visitors to find inspiration for getting the most out of small spaces with stunning colour and planting combinations and space savvy ideas.

Forward and Back
Designed by Justine Wood, Wlidwood Studio

This border nostalgically looks both back to 1967 whilst gazing into 2067, with one side replicating the psychedelic 60s and the other suggesting a self-sufficient future. To create the psychedelic drifts of colour in the planting, the patterns of a lava lamp have been enlarged lamp onto the border, with a mixed palette of colours, planted in drifts to provide a vibrant and intoxicating impact. Looking into the future of gardens, the design looks into a world where the gardeners of 2067 are gardening in warmer climes, with planting chosen for more than simply aesthetic pleasure with all plants being edible, medicinal or useful in some way. The bottle wall provides tips for every plant which originated in the Gardeners' World TV programme or magazine.

Sponsora: Friels Vintage Cider, Event Flag Hire, Sherwoodsfriels
With thanks to Veolia for supplying Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner.


Inspired by Kew
Designed by Nia Blake, Nia Blake Garden Design

This design is inspired by Monty Don’s visit to the largest herbaceous border in the world - The Great Broad Walk Borders of Kew Gardens. He said it was a “once in a lifetime experience”. The design is inspired by the way plants were grouped in different zones to reflect botanical and horticultural science, whilst creating a fabulous visual display of colour, texture and shape. Nia focuses on plants from the Asteraceae and Lamiaceae family and monocots. "I would like visitors to be inspired by the science of the groupings whilst enjoying the visual display" - Nia Blake.

With thanks to Veolia for supplying Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner.

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