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.