Shrewsbury Flower Show 2021
Shropshire Garden Design Ltd entered their first Shrewsbury Flower Show event in 2006 with a show garden demonstrating how even a small space can be fully utilised into a practical outdoor living area. The judges included TV gardening presenter Chris Beardshaw.
As our lives get busier our needs are changing and many people are now looking for a practical low maintenance solution to their garden. This need has been reflected in the ratio of hard and soft landscaping within the garden.
Our Shrewsbury Flower Show show garden was based around a simple diamond pattern, designed to maximise the space available within the area allocated. The predominant material used was natural sandstone.
Our Shrewsbury Flower Show show garden drew a lot of attention from judges and public alike and we would like to thank everyone for their support especially Shropshire Horticultural Society for organising the event.
Tickets are available for the 2021 Shrewsbury Flower Show from the Shropshire Horticultural Society, see the Shrewsbury Flower Show link at the top of the page.
If you would like us to design a garden like this for you then why not contact us today
Show Garden Layout
The layout of the Shrewsbury Flower Show show garden was as follows:
Central area - The central area within the diamond (50% of the space available) was set aside for a patio and could comfortably accommodate a table and chairs.
Far left - We created a simple but subtle water feature. Water passes through channels into a sump located behind the waterfall, and is pumped up and through the sandstone wall. The corner piece of sandstone can be removed to maintain the pump as required.
Far right - Increasingly hot summers cause traditional timber decking to warp but decking is still popular. One solution is the use of new Wood Plastic Composites using recycled hardwood fibre and Polypropylene plastic as demonstrated here.
Near left - The plants in this raised bed and the associated planters, were chosen for mid to late summer and autumn interest. They were also selected as good companions in a raised bed with rich and moist, yet well drained soil in a sunny position. They would be under planted with bulbs to give a good display in the spring and early summer.
Near right - A small turf area providing access into the garden.
Tickets are available for the Shrewsbury Flower Show 2021 from the Shropshire Horticultural Society, see the Shrewsbury Flower Show link at the top of the page.
Shrewsbury Flower Show - Plant List
Hydrangea paniculata ‘limelight’
Crocosmia ‘George Davidson’
Anthemis tinctoria ‘E.C.Buxton’
Knautia Macedonia ‘Mars Midget’
Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’
Kniphofia ‘Dorset Sentry’
Rudbeckia fulgida deamii
Geum chiloense ‘Mrs.J.Bradshaw’
Euphorbia amygdaloides purpurea
Cornus alba elegantissima
Begonia boliviensis ‘Bonfire’
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’
Garden designer Steve with one of the judges - TV garden designer and presenter Chris Beardshaw
Shrewsbury Flower Show Garden Sponsors
We would like to thank the following companies who sponsored Shropshire Garden Design Ltd this year:
Bradstone natural sandstone walling, paving, setts and building materials supplied by
Monkmoor Building Supplies
Monkmoor Trading Estate, Shrewsbury. Tel: 01743 235888
Wrekin Building Supplies
St Georges, Telford. Tel: 01952 620033
Decking supplied by
Environmental Composites Ltd
Halesfield Business Park, Halesfield 8, Telford. TF4 7QN. Tel: 01952 601060
Garden furniture and planters supplied by
Dobbies Garden World
Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury. Tel: SY3 0DA. Tel: 01743 874261