The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is ready for its first ever garden trade stand, (Stand 4011) at RHS Malvern Spring Flower Show, which opens to the public on Thursday 10 May 2018. BALI's The Secret Garden trade stand celebrates English history and traditions and will contain strong lines, verdant planting and featured focal points that will create form and structure.
The garden, designed by BALI and designer member Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden Landscape Design, promotes calm and tranquillity with inspirational elements derived from a splendid English country garden. Infused with Victorian influences, the 20m2 plot contains a myriad of British grown plant varieties alongside a plethora of high quality BALI member landscaping materials. The garden will be built by BALI Registered Contractor member Isola Garden Design.
From front to back, the garden starts with a magnificent viewpoint looking centrally through to the heart of the plot, bridged by two Harrod UK Roman Arches and ending with a spectacular Arbour covered with fragrant, snowy white Trachelospermum jasminoides. The rustic, cobble effect pathway is formed of Hidcote Flagstones and Snowshill Shingle, courtesy of Westminster Stone, and extends to the full length of the garden and off to the right and left, where two magnificent cast stone urns take pride of place at each end, property of Haddonstone.
Quality boxed hedging from Ready Hedge lines the end pathway and provides backdrop to the front planting zones, which will be rich in texture and scent, with bursts of flowering white and silver. Wyevale Nurseries is providing garden friendly Pittosporum ten Variegata, which will intermingle with Lomandra White Sands and Phlox White Delight, Hebe Odora and Heuchera Paris to create a sea of foliage that will foam with height and form.
The blend of grasses, shrubs and herbaceous plants will compliment the towering Buxus sempervirens which will spiral around two cast stone garden statues, Water and Earth, on each side of the garden, creating a splendid view.
The rear of the garden is supported by a thick ivy green screen, courtesy of Green-tech, which shields the plot and resembles a garden boundary, including either a wall or fence. Two Amelanchier x grand Robin Hill trees stand to attention in the rear corners of the plot with a selection of underplanting including Bergenia.
Everedge is providing material to help provide structure to the cobble and gravel pathway and British Sugar TOPSOIL is sending a tonne of topsoil to help dress the garden.
RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018 is open 9am - 6pm, Thursday 10 May to Sunday 13 May 2018 and you can purchase tickets from the official website.