THE LONGCROFT PRESS
Designer: Laura Ashton-Philips
Sponsor: Ecohab Wildflowers
RHS Award: Bronze Award
This garden was inspired by the designer’s family as a space to harvest and celebrate the produce of the orchard and garden. It was a celebration of the sheer joy of being together doing simple tasks such an apple pressing.
The garden was constructed using recycled and reclaimed materials, such as reclaimed timber cladding, flagstone paving and saddle stones to reduce the impact on the environment.
The planting encompassed a selection of native wildflowers and perennials that were in their prime in May and to further the natural, unforced feel of the garden. A combination of whites, pinks and natural foliage were carefully repeated and combined to look untouched.