Show Gardens, great ideas!
The stunning Show Gardens are the highlight of the Show with great ideas for gardens of all sizes! Professional designers and landscapers are creating gardens that will fill visitors to the Show with inspiration, and with ideas to make the most of every outdoor space. And the designers are available to give advice or arrange to help design your garden at home.
Johnny Knox of Gardeners' Friend won Gold and Best in Show in the Large Garden Category for his garden 'At One with Nature' pictured above. The judges commented on the extreme professionalism and attention to detail of this completely natural garden which looked like it had been in situ for years.
Greenleaf NI produced the delightful 'Hobbit' Garden (above) to win Gold and Best Small Garden at the 2012 Show. Visitors of all ages were enchanted with the Tolkien inspired garden whose planting was described by the judges as outstanding.
2012 Award Winners
The Award winners at the 2012 Airtricity Garden Festival were:
Large Garden Category
Best in Show + Gold – 'At One with Nature' designed by Johnny Knox, landscaped by Gardener’s Friend
Silver – 'Raising Biodiversity Awareness' designed by John McConnell, landscaped by staff of Ards Borough Council
Silver - 'Better Homes Better Lives' designed and landscaped by staff at B&Q Sprucefield
Small Garden Category
Best in Show + Gold – 'The Hobbit' designed by Laurence Christie, landscaped by Greenleaf NI
Silver – 'Greenmount Centenary' designed and landscaped by Martin Wooster and students of CAFRE CAFRE Greenmount Campus
Congratulations to all the winners!