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The Nostalgia Garden

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 looks back at how things were in the garden 50 years ago with a nostalgic scene from the 1960's designed by award-winning Garden Designer Paul Stone.

Walk through a village scene typical of the period, with humpback bridge,  bubbling stream and flowering riverside plants in profusion. 

Look out for the typical period Garage and even a classic 1960’s Mini Cooper. There is a Village store and of course a Garden Nursery Shop complete with hanging baskets and colourful annuals on display.

Visitors will be able to see the top ten plants of the decade and compare them to those of 2017, and see if you can spot all the plants named after the Gardeners’ World presenters over the years!

With thanks to:

Marshalls for supplying hard landscaping products.

Veolia for supplying Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner.


Plants named after the presenters, in The Nostalgia Garden:

Rose 'Alan Titchmarsh'
Verbena 'Seabrooks Lavendar'
Rose 'Geoff Hamilton'
Rose 'Percy Thrower'
Sweet Pea 'Monty Don'
Lupin Rachel de Thame'
Clematis 'Carol Klien'
Rose 'Geoffrey Smith'
Rose 'Chris Beardshaw'
Primula 'Anne Swithinbank'

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