The planning for this years garden started back in April 2018, by looking at ways both the requirements of a young family and how the needs of wildlife could be incorporated together in the same garden. Over the months between then and now, the ideas developed from the drawing board to reality.
The environment is very much a hot topic at the moment, we all play a part in and developing the future of the planet. Looking into the needs of wildlife in today’s modern world, how it is becoming pushed out of its natural environment and loss of its native habitat, means in many cases it has to adapt to survive. So our gardens are becoming ever more important, a small piece of green, which could be a haven for wildlife. Just by doing a few small things in our gardens, we can help make life a little easier for them. Also many articles have been written about how it would seem that children are becoming less aware of the plants and animals around them. As children’s attention is being competed for in so many ways in this digital age, they are spending less time outdoors and loosing the contact with nature.
So the garden has been designed to have its fun side for children to play, with a hobbit house style den, rustic by design, with built in bug hotel, hedgehog house and its exterior is covered in plants. A high platform allows the garden to be viewed from above and there is also, a slide to zoom down on to the lawn. While parents can sit and relax on the patio with a cup of tea or glass of wine, whilst keeping an eye on the children.
The garden is wrapped around in cottage garden meadow turf, pre-
We have been working with the RSPCA wildlife hospital at East Winch, in the design
of this garden and help support the work that the hospital does. The wildlife hospital
does exactly what the name suggests, caring for sick and injured wildlife, hopefully
rehabilitating the animals to the stage that it can be re-
I would like to thank all all of the team for their help in constructing the garden, both on the show ground and the many hours preparation prior to the show. Also the support of the gardens sponsors, without whom it would not have been possible to build this garden.
The Garden is proudly sponsored by: Harrowden Turf & MeadowMat
Klein & Redwolf M & B Distributors Norfolk Quality Plants NRS Landscape Centre
Caley Forestry Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine & www.Ilovemetalart.co.uk
Designed by Paul Welford and constructed by the dedicated Thistlefield team,
for the gardens lead sponsor Harrowden Turf.
Supporting the work of the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital at East Winch