The winners of Jacksons third annual show gardens design competition were chosen at the end of March.
Two of the existing gardens in the display at Stowting will be replaced with brand new designs: Natural Reflections by Alison Coxhead (shown right) and Within the Weave by Kari Beardsell (below left).
The five other gardens will be refurbed to give them a new look, and if the last two years are anything to go by, this means there will be a stunning selection of show gardens to view from the opening on the 19th May, onwards.
Visitors have flocked to see the Jacksons Show gardens over the past two years as news has got around about these inspirational displays. In the first year the project was hailed as a “mini Chelsea Flower Show” as people in the Kent area were treated to visions of loveliness more associated with the big RHS flower shows, rather than something you would expect to see in a local fencing centre.
The idea was the inspiration of Jacksons’ marketing manager Louise Tomlin: “We wanted to create more than just a fencing display. By running the national competition for garden designers to create show gardens that used Jacksons and other high quality suppliers’ products, we have provided something for people to visit to get inspiration for their own garden projects. What’s more, the gardens are available for people to visit all year round, rather than the few days that show gardens can be seen at the large flower shows.
I am excited about the two new gardens we are building this year, as in the previous years the quality of the entries we had, made it very difficult to choose the winners, but we got there and now I can’t wait to see them built.”
Certain to feature in the new gardens will be the amazing new Woven Fence Panel by Jacksons, there is a clue is in the name of Kari Beardsell’s ‘Within the Weave’. The Woven fence panels are catching on fast and have been an instant success with almost everyone who has seen them.
On Saturday 19th May at 10.00am the show gardens will officially open members of the public to visit. Most of the designers will be in their gardens available to talk to visitors between 10.00am to 3.30pm. Cream teas and other refreshments will be on sale, with the proceeds going to charity. From then on the gardens will be open to visitors during Jacksons usual business hours.
Find out more about the show gardens, the designers and the progress of the build by looking at the Show Gardens web pages. And this year we have put some of the other design entries up on the web site for you to see....