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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Best of Both Worlds is a show garden inspired by the stories of couples who share a love of gardening – but have very different tastes. The key to a happy partnership? Create a garden for each of them. On one side, a traditional space with loose planting inspired by country gardens; on the other, more defined contemporary geometry. The traditional side has seating for breakfast and lunches; the contemporary side incorporates a sunken area with a fire-table for evening relaxation. Both have water features suiting the style of the garden. While this may be two gardens, together they unite to make up one outdoor living area. The pleached trees define the spaces, but also allow for flow and conversation between the two spaces, as the plants start to mingle at the border. The garden is inspired by the wonderful variety of people I meet designing gardens. The garden won a GOLD Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 in the Show Garden category.

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Photos copyright Derek St Romaine.