Gardening World Cup Best in Show winner and RHS Gold Medal winning garden designer?Paul Hervey-Brookes has received approval for his large scale Perennial Legacy Garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park?in July 2015.
Designed to reflect elements of a large English country estate, the Perennial Legacy Garden features long herbaceous borders, a pavilion for relaxing and enjoying the garden and a separate walled working garden with gardener?s bothy and nursery beds. The design demonstrates the important relationship that estate gardens have with their gardeners ? those who work tirelessly to plant, train and maintain them ? and the charity?s foundations, which lie firmly in the great country gardens and estates of Great Britain. It also serves to highlight the unique role Perennial continues to play in helping all horticulturists in times of need.
Paul says, ?I am thrilled that my design has been accepted. This will be the first time I have created a garden at RHS Tatton Park and it?s an honour to be associated with Perennial for the show. Over the past couple of years I have become more aware of the incredible work Perennial does to help horticulturists, and that work has informed and guided my design.?
The RHS has called the design ?strong and appealing? and Perennial agrees. Anita Bates, Director of Marketing & Development at Perennial, says, ?We are a strong, unique charity that has been, quite literally, born from the estates and country houses of Great Britain. This garden reflects that tradition of support; Paul has taken our brief and created for Perennial a celebration of tradition and a garden that is as inspirational today as it would have been in the 19th?Century.?
The planting palette is a rich tapestry of traditional and contemporary herbaceous perennials, taking its inspiration from long mixed borders such as those at Arley Hall and Upton House. As well as reflecting the past, the garden looks to the future as the charity intends to launch its new Legacy Fundraising Plans at the event.
Anita Bates continues, ?It?s not just horticulturists that support Perennial.??We have a long history of help from garden-loving members of the public, many of whom have chosen to leave us a gift in their will to help continue our work.??We are breathing new life into our legacy strategy and what better place to launch it than on this wonderful garden at one of the leading flower shows in the UK.?
Paul has been hugely supportive of Perennial?s work in recent years and everyone at Perennial is excited and proud to be associated with his first show garden at Tatton Park. It is the only show garden Perennial is staging this year and the only show garden Paul is exhibiting in the UK.