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Designing “The Largest Show Garden Ever”

Michael Wheat Group and The Garden Design Co. collaborate to design, create and build a garden experience with the whole family in mind. The design can be viewed below and the actual show garden can be seen at NEC, Birmingham, UK, 16th – 19th June at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Show.

Are you an avid gardener, dipping your toes into growing your own or just really appreciate great looking outdoor spaces?

Then you’ve probably heard of BBC Gardeners World Live. An annual gardening show held at the NEC welcoming 90,000 visitors over 4 days.

Showcasing Great Design

We are excited to announce that we have designed and will be building the ‘largest show garden ever’ taking central stage at this year’s show alongside the Garden Design Co.

The Inspiration Behind the Design

Designed with the whole family in mind, the garden and natural water swimming pond is inspired by nostalgic memories of childhood play, recollecting moments of swinging over the lake on a branch tied to a tree and pond dipping for tadpoles.

This large rural setting has ample room to explore, blending a controlled and ornamental setting into a naturalised and rugged environment seamlessly.

Contemporary in design with linear boardwalks and jetties complemented with traditional textures created by rustic wood look composite timber and clay pavers, the timeless selection of materials merges the garden with the surrounding landscape.

A modern look outdoor cabin provides a destination within a great landscape, housing everything you need to enjoy a retreat away without leaving your home.

Encompassed by a jewelled toned palette of plants the vibrant selection of oranges, purples and greens provides a zesty and refreshing feel to the ornamental borders creating a clear divide between the controlled landscape and the softer more naturalised planting of meadow turf and trees around open water.

Beached regeneration areas around the large swim zone encourages wildlife and allows people and nature to enjoy the garden harmoniously.

The Details

You can visit us at the show from 16-19th June 2022 at NEC Birmingham stand GA2, where you can meet the team and experience the garden for yourself. As an interactive walk through garden, you can fully engage with the space and even get a taste of our design service while you are there!

We hope to see you at the event, read more here: https://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/whatson/the-living-landscapea-nostalgic-experience/

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and those who will also be attending the event we wish you all the best.