June 19 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A DROUGHT resistant garden has scooped a prestigious award at the Chelsea Flower Show.
The “Naturally Dry” garden was awarded the silver medal in the Artisan Garden category at the historic horticultural event.
It consists of hardy plants that need little water, and also demonstrates innovative uses for rainwater.
It was designed by Vicky Harris, of Vicky Harris Garden Design, and built by Sean Butler from landscaping firm Cube 1994.
The garden was sponsored by Veolia Water Central, based in Hatfield.
“To get a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show is a real honour,” said Vicky.
“Sean and I have worked extremely hard on this drought resistant garden and we are absolutely ecstatic that the judges were impressed enough to give us this accolade.
“I would like to thank Veolia Water for sponsoring the garden – we hope gardeners will be inspired to make use of water efficient plants in the future and to capture rainwater for watering their gardens.”
Visitors to the Naturally Dry garden will receive 10 per cent off all purchases of drought tolerant plants purchased through online nursury Crocus - including plants they see in the garden - when they pick up the Veolia Water garden leaflet at the show.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 22 to 26 May.