The past 2 weeks I have given up my single day off a week to help out with the Feature Show Garden designed by my mentor Caroline Tatham, Principle of The Cotswold Gardening School, for The Malvern Autumn Show and Cheltenham Literature Festival. I have only very minorly been able to get involved but it is always an invaluable insight into the life of a show garden, particularly as I plan on submitting my first design to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival: Festival Gardens 2015 category.
The garden dismantled in Malvern.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make the Autumn Show to see the garden in it’s prime with celebrity gardeners presenting on it.
The garden being loaded into the lorry at Malvern.
The lorry arriving in imperial square in Cheltenham.
The plants safely stacked on danish trolleys hiding at the front of the lorry.
All the plants unloaded and more or less ordered in varieties.
The jigsaw puzzle ready to be reassembled.
We were very lucky with the weather on transportation day. Unfortunately the weather has turned this week. Unnervingly this was a tree down the street from the garden which I had walked under a few hours before it gave way.
Despite the weather the garden was just about standing strong.