BBC Radio Sheffield Garden at the Chatsworth Flower Show 2019

Designed by Emily Barnes & implemented by Bestall & Co in association with PMM Landscapes

Winner of the BBC Radio Sheffield ‘Amateur garden design competition 2019’, Emily was mentored by award winning garden designer Lee Bestall to develop her design in preparation for the garden to be built at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June.  Lee mentored Emily throughout the design development process and into the construction phase of the garden.  Emily was responsible for her own plant combinations and planted the garden post construction with friends from Nottingham Trent University, where she is currently studying horticulture.

Emily, mum of two, has juggled parenting, university work and exams with the Chatsworth project and has done an extremely good job of designing a garden which has been inspired by the place she lives and loves.  Sheffield and the Peak District is reflected within the garden in many ways.

“It has been fun collaborating with Emily on this project, and I’ve really enjoyed mentoring her and helping her to develop a real show garden.  Emily had never had one of her designs realised before, so it was an honour to be able to make her dream come true.  It is with great thanks to BBC Radio Sheffield and the RHS that this opportunity has helped Emily at the beginning of her career” Lee Bestall

‘Elements of Sheffield’ brings together the rustic and natural with precise and modern.  The rusty coloured corten steel fence and pergola are beautifully softened with wispy planting.  The striking red, orange and yellow flowers of Kniphofia (red hot pokers) sit besides soft grasses such as Stipa tenuissima and striking red Achillea.  For the full planting list click here

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BBC Radio Sheffield Chatsworth Flower Show 2019