RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2009
Knutsford, Cheshire

“A Place For Waste”


This garden was exhibited at the 2011 RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in Knutsford and achieved a coveted RHS Gold Medal.


The garden was designed to incorporate waste materials. Gabion cages filled with wine bottles as well as broken brick and tile formed the raised beds.


The fencing and bench were constructed using off cuts of timber. Incorporated into the back fence, the water feature that was copper pipe off cuts with water running down the face.


Crushed slate (a bi-product from a Welsh quarry) was used for the pathways edged with upturned beer bottles. Seasonal herbaceous planting softened the clean lines of the design with birch trees to provide a feeling of enclosure in the space.