We are just back from a rather rainy BBC Gardeners' world live show at the NEC in Birmingham

Jacksons Fencing were involved in two of the show gardens that were supported by the APL - Association of Professional Landscapers.

BBC gardeners world live show garden

Both show gardens were beautiful in different ways and strangely similar in their theme; raising awareness of nature and encouraging wildlife in urban settings and both the show gardens: Urban Nature and the Green Connection received Silver Merit awards, which is just a few points off a Gold award.

green connection BBCGW dramatic light

So very well done to the designers and builders: Claudia de Yong /The Gardenmakers for ‘Urban Nature’ and Wardrop and Stevenson /Genesis Landscapes for ‘The Green Connection’.

Claudia de Yong in her urban garden
Jean Mike and Alex with award at BBC gardeners world live

There was a very good selection of Jacksons’ products within the show garden designs: Hit and Miss in the Urban Nature garden, and Venetian and Woven, two of our popular newer fence panels in the Green Connection.

woven fence panel

It's lovely to see how the quality and colour of the timber shines through when it is integrated in a beautiful planting scheme in a garden.

hit and miss with roses

Keeping with the wildlife / nature theme Jacksons hedgehog friendly gravel boards were put to good use - We hasten to add no live hedgehogs were used or harmed in the making of these gardens!

hedgehog gravel board BBCGW

It was good to see the show gardens for Gardeners' World that was aired on BBC2 (17.6.16)

There was some great coverage of Joe Swift, BBC Gardeners' World presenter filming in both Urban Nature and the Green Connection. I guess we could almost say he is an old friend to us here at Jacksons, as he opened our very own Show Gardens for us six years ago.

Joe Swift in the Green connection garden

If you would like to see the programme click this link to the iPlayer and find gardens coverage at 19.30. (Note this will expire on the 17.07.16)

You can also go to the gallery of a lot the photos I took at the show, put it on slide-show and sit back and enjoy!