2015 BBC Gardeners World Live / RHS Birmingham

Gold! and Best in show category for the Lifestyle gardens

New for 2015, the lifestyle gardens were intended to show visitors how designers respond to a brief and budget covering the varying times of life. From ‘first home’ to ‘retirement garden’ each of the designers was picked from previous RHS shows to illustrate this style of space.

Neil Sutcliffe our MD was chosen to design the ‘entertainment garden’ and given a budget of £18-20,000 to show how a professional couple with older children might want their garden to look. The brief was very specific and also very typical of our average clients including such requests as ‘low maintenance’ areas to entertain friends’ and ‘relax after work’ so it was a perfect fit.

After 3 very long weeks and over 6 months planning we were awarded the highest prize of an RHS gold medal and voted best in the lifestyle category. A big thank you to our sponsors London stone for supplying the beautiful Jura grey paving and tiles, Miles Nurseries for their usual show quality plants and of course the BBC for the funding to pay for the build.