Grow, Gather and Sow
Designer: Award-winning designer Jon Wheatley and Terry Porter
This garden will be true showcase of how you can grow both food and flowers in harmony in your own garden, regardless of the available space. The garden will be split into four key areas, each serving a unique purpose and offering a distinct experience.
The first area, known as the ‘Grow’ element, is where you will find a range of vegetables growing in a variety of innovative ways, from raised beds to vertical planters. Here, you will be able to learn about different growing techniques, the best soil types and composts, and how to create a sustainable garden that is both beautiful and functional.
Moving on to the ‘Gather’ area, you will see how the crops are harvested and the fruits of your labour are enjoyed. This is where you will be able to learn about the benefits of growing your own food, such as the freshness of the produce and the satisfaction of knowing where your food comes from.
The ‘Show’ area is a true feast for the eyes, with an array of colourful blooms on display, from perennials to annuals, and everything in between. Here, you will be able to learn about the best plants for your garden, how to choose the right colours and combinations, and how to create a stunning garden that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Finally, the ‘Cook’ area is where you will find a range of herbs, ready to be used in your cooking. Here, you will be able to learn about the benefits of growing your own herbs, from the freshest flavours to the cost savings of not buying packaged herbs from the shops.
A series of fruit trees will feature throughout the garden surrounded by raised beds and containers with an array of vegetables, flowers, herbs and a series of edibles.
Not only does the garden demonstrate practicalities but offers an important lesson in sustainability, community, and social values, and a valuable resource for all ages to learn and enjoy.
The National Allotment Society will be on hand by the garden to share their expert advice and tips on all things growing and gardening in near this area too.