West Pinchbeck landscaping firm up fr national award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

A landscaping company from West Pinchbeck is one of four companies nominated for a national award in this summer’s special edition of BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

Every year the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) invites landscape gardeners to submit designs for a themed back garden with the award for Best Show Garden.

In response to the “A Very British Affair” theme, the Gunns & Roses team at Dozens Bank designed a space inspired by the British manufacturing industry and brutalist architecture.

The Gunns & Roses designThe Gunns & Roses design

The garden celebrates the beauty of buildings and balances large concrete blocks with delicate plants and grasses and works with a wild palette of greens and whites.

Each competition garden must be a maximum of 50 square meters to fit modern homes and people who need easy-care gardens.

The design by Gunns & Roses aims to highlight how careful plant selection, good design and quality construction can change the perception of beauty in a garden.

The Show Garden Assessment Panel includes Steven Smith and Robert Hillier, award-winning designer Paul Stone and 30-year-old RHS Chelsea veteran and chairman Mark Gregory.

The jury decides who will take home the award for Best APL Avenue Show Garden, while a public vote selects the “Visitor Favorite” award.

Hugh Gunn, Director at Gunns & Roses said: “There is so much inspiration in the UK and we took our time before planning our construction.

“Our manufacturing industry is known around the world, and we wanted to celebrate that and show how beautiful it can be. BBC Gardeners’ World Live is a huge event and being able to build a garden is a great platform for us.

“We will do everything we can to impress the reviewers and the public, and hopefully we will bring the award back to Spalding.”

Bob Sweet, BBC Gardeners’ World Live Horticultural Director, said, “Gunns & Roses submitted a really inspiring design.

“We know that the garden will appeal to visitors who go home full of ideas to try out. It is a demanding building with intricate planting that fits the job perfectly. I am looking forward to seeing the finished garden. “

The Gunns & Roses garden will be featured in this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live Special Edition, which takes place Thursday 26 August to Sunday 29 August at the Birmingham NEC. Visitors can see the competitor’s Show Gardens, get expert advice from green-fingered kings like Monty Don, Adam Frost and Carol Klein, and experience vibrant, inspirational Beautiful Borders for their own gardens.

Visitors to the show can also enjoy a selection of hand-picked artisan foods and a touch of summer from the BBC Good Food outdoor market.

For more details on the Gunns & Roses design, details on all other Show Gardens, to see the line-up of the experts and to buy tickets, visit www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com

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