19/06/2023 03:13 PM
BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023
This year we worked alongside Fenton Gardens, one of our Approved Installers, for their SubAqua Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.
The garden was designed with a sub pond running underneath the garden itself. The design showcases how to incorporate water into a garden without taking away vital floor space. Space in a garden is sometimes a luxury so adding a pond is not often achievable. By using grills that form the walkways through the garden, it allows you to see and hear the flowing water, bringing the tranquillity that water adds to a garden. Featuring water in this way is also safer for children and pets as there is no risk of falling in.
Water benefits not only humans from the tranquillity and motion, but is a huge advantage to local wildlife. Birds, insects, and small mammals will utilise a water source in gardens.
The planting was versatile, with aquatic and land plants. Aquatic plants could grow tall using the metal grates which allows the viewer to appreciate much more of the plant than usual. Borders above the water level were full of tall grasses and vibrant purple, pink, and orange flowers.
The design featured our Urban fence panels installed vertically, secured into place using our slotted Jakposts®. Gravel boards were fitted underneath the panels to protect them from rot and insect attack. Vertically designed fence panels give height to a garden and will keep the viewer’s eye. Pleached trees were installed close the fence line which helps to add height and additional privacy to a garden. Pleached trees are ideal to use if your garden is overlooked or your garden backs onto buildings as during the summer months, when you are most active outside, they limit the line of sight into the garden.
Urban panels are made up of wide and narrow timber slats. This unique design creates texture and depth. The design is similar on both sides, so it is great for shared boundaries. Semi-solid in its design, the panel allows light and air to flow through.
Vertical space is often afterthought, but sub space is rarely thought of. Fenton gardens made sub space achievable. Thinking of all available space in the garden, below ‘ground’ level, and even above the fence panels was utilised.
The garden was fenced around the outside with our silver rail fencing to ensure attendees of the garden show did not stroll onto the garden at undesignated areas.
BBC Gardeners' World Live 2022
This year we had the pleasure of working alongside JKD Studio and one of our Approved Installers, Big Fish Landscapes Ltd, to help bring together a beautiful Chinese inspired meditation show garden.
The garden is called Memory of Mountains and the design centres around a beautiful mountain scene which forms the backdrop to the garden. To create the mountain scene, we supplied Featherboard pales that were stained to looked weathered. The sawn timber pales have a rough texture that adds to the weathered appearance that the designer wanted to capture.
The central element of the design is a rainwater pool that empties and fills to emulate when pools dry over warmer times with no rainfall.
The front feature screen is free standing, with hit and miss vertical battens in varying widths. The thick and thin pattern creates a ‘mountain range’ type shadow effect when viewed while also still allowing views to the planting behind.
The side of the show garden was covered in our Venetian Hit and Miss fence panels. Made up of horizontal pales, the fence panels are there to create a low backdrop that doesn’t conflict with the other features of the garden. The horizontal pales add a contemporary feel that marries nicely with the other design elements. By using a horizontal paled fence panel, the designer has utilised the horizontal lines to draw the viewer’s eye across the whole garden, keeping constant interest and a field of vision throughout. The natural timber appearance complements the vibrant greens, pinks, and purples within the planting whilst also contrasting the white and black mountain scene, helping it to stand out.
Venetian Hit and Miss fence panels are often chosen by garden designers as they offer a contemporary style timber panel that enhances the natural beauty of a garden design.
BBC Gardeners' World Live 2021
We are excited to show you this beautiful show garden, designed and created by Earthstone Landscapes, our Approved Installer based in Kent.
Featured in the Association of Professional Landscapers’ (APL) Avenue themed ‘A British Affair’, the avenue celebrates quintessential Britain. Other show gardens’ themes include woodlands and coastlines.
Earthstone Landscapes’ interpretation of quintessentially British falls with a James Bond themed garden, the popular spy novel series written by Ian Fleming, a British writer who lived locally to where Earthstone Landscapes are based in Kent.
Our Urban fence panels with their unique slatted design are used with our new Mi-T® metal garden fence posts to frame the garden, and complement the sleek and modern design you would expect in a James Bond themed garden.
Our new metal garden fence Mi-T® posts were perfect for the design as from the front they can hardly be seen, allowing a seamless slatted fencing design across the garden. The parts of the fence post that can be seen are finished in a contemporary anthracite grey to harmonise with the James Bond theme.
The garden has been designed to provide outdoor spaces to relax using high quality landscaping products, whilst being mindful of the size of the garden and the budget available.
We manufacture all our timber and metal products here in Britain, and are proud to be part of a garden celebrating Britain. It is also a privilege to be able to help showcase the premium level of garden design and installation that our Approved Installers can provide.
Earthstone Landscapes' garden won a Silver Merit at BBC Gardeners World Live 2021