Double success for first show garden design at Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014

Double success for first show garden design at Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014

We were invited to create a show garden for the Blenheim Palace Flower Show in February 2014, our design was called ‘Inner Space’ and the theme was ‘Mysterious Seclusion’. The design incorporated over 1400 plants, 18 metres of mature hedging, a limestone path, preformed steel edging and David Harber’s ‘Dark Planet’ sculpture as the centrepiece.

Best in Show and Garden Designer of the Year

All our hard work on the design, preparation and build was rewarded on the Friday of the event when we were awarded both ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Garden Designer of the Year’. The awards was presented by garden writer and tv presenter Monty Don, and Judges Tim Miles and Jim Buttress who were very complimentary about the garden we had created.

During the weekend we were delighted to speak to so many visitors and receive so many great comments from them all, it really made all the hard work worthwhile. We also had visits from Joe Swift, Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh who were all equally complimentary and enjoyed spending time with us in the garden. Overall, The Blenheim show attracted around 40,000 visitors and the weather was stunning – all in all a perfect end to all the effort put in by the Slate Grey team and also our sponsors to whom we would like to say a big thank you.

Our sponsors were: CED Ltd, David Harber, Kinley Systems, Ready Hedge and Woottens of Wenhaston. We are also very grateful to Aztec Events and Blenheim Palace for putting on such a fantastic show.

Visitors wander around the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014 wining show garden

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We are an award-winning garden design and landscaping business creating high quality bespoke gardens in and around Tunbridge Wells and throughout Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

"We used Slate Grey on a large garden design project to complement our Grade II Listed house. This involved constructing three patio areas, designing the planting and creating a lighting scheme. Richard has been delightful to work with ensured every aspect of the project was perfect."

SAM & JOHN GLENDINNING, KENT

"We have been so impressed with how the work has been carried out and it looks brilliant, even better than we imagined.
Please pass on our thanks to your guys, they are the nicest, tidiest and most considerate workers we’ve ever come across."

MR & MRS BRISTOW, KENT

"I am very happy with the work, you have done an excellent and very professional job. I am looking forward to the hedging coming to life in the Spring."

MR FOSTER, EAST SUSSEX

"We have worked with Richard at Slate Grey on a regular basis for over 10 years while he has updated and restored many parts of our large country garden. Richard is very professional and his work is always to the highest standards."

DAVID & EDITH JESSUP, SURREY

"Slate Grey designed a contemporary, useable, family friendly garden. They understood our needs and had the vision to create what we required. Every aspect was considered and professionalism apparent throughout."

MR & MRS WHILEY, EAST SUSSEX

"In just 12 weeks in winter, our 'plot' was transformed from a drab space to a beautiful garden with curves, colour and lighting. Slate Grey were punctual, reliable, and worked with dedication and craftsmanship. We cannot rate them highly enough. They have done a fantastic job and we are amazed at the transformation."

MR & MRS BROOK, EAST SUSSEX

Slate Grey Design is an Accredited Partner trained specialist for delivering wildflower meadows
Double success for first show garden design at Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014

Double success for first show garden design at Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014

We were invited to create a show garden for the Blenheim Palace Flower Show in February 2014, our design was called ‘Inner Space’ and the theme was ‘Mysterious Seclusion’. The design incorporated over 1400 plants, 18 metres of mature hedging, a limestone path, preformed steel edging and David Harber’s ‘Dark Planet’ sculpture as the centrepiece.

Best in Show and Garden Designer of the Year

All our hard work on the design, preparation and build was rewarded on the Friday of the event when we were awarded both ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Garden Designer of the Year’. The awards was presented by garden writer and tv presenter Monty Don, and Judges Tim Miles and Jim Buttress who were very complimentary about the garden we had created.

During the weekend we were delighted to speak to so many visitors and receive so many great comments from them all, it really made all the hard work worthwhile. We also had visits from Joe Swift, Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh who were all equally complimentary and enjoyed spending time with us in the garden. Overall, The Blenheim show attracted around 40,000 visitors and the weather was stunning – all in all a perfect end to all the effort put in by the Slate Grey team and also our sponsors to whom we would like to say a big thank you.

Our sponsors were: CED Ltd, David Harber, Kinley Systems, Ready Hedge and Woottens of Wenhaston. We are also very grateful to Aztec Events and Blenheim Palace for putting on such a fantastic show.

Visitors wander around the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014 wining show garden

Slate Grey Design is an Accredited Partner trained specialist for delivering wildflower meadows

Based on the border between Kent and East Sussex, we cover a wide radius within the South East – from Sevenoaks to Uckfield, Cranbrook to East Grinstead.

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