A sense of place
Beautiful Border Gold Award
Designed by: Ann Stow
This small space evokes the sights, sounds, taste, texture and colours of the Alresford area in Hampshire. With the backbone of the town based in the burble of chalk streams and watercress, the steam powered Watercress Line, and the colours of the town centre being pastel shades of a Georgian market town.
The planting brings these colours to life and are drawn from ‘communities’ which thrive on chalk, representing the community within the town and reminding us that plants and people need the right environment to survive. As the breeze ripples through the flowers, an evocative scent of local planting arises, and the bobbing of the heads of meadowsweet allude to the steam from the local railway.
This border is beautiful and useful using a sensory & wellbeing approach to design, it represents local sights, sounds, taste, texture and colours through naturalistic planting and the movement of water.