I’ve wrote a couple of articles on Southport Flower Show in the past few days. Today’s is all about the Show Gardens. The garden above is by Greg Mook of Mook Gardens, they named it Keep Cool & Carry On. It was awarded a Large Gold Medal.
The theme for year was ‘cool’, the garden reflected the theme in the colours of the planting. They used plants in blues mixed with black foliage plants. The tall verbenas and agapanthus looked great set against the white walls of the garden.
This garden by Crosby Landscapes featured a cool pink and white theme with clipped box trees. A waterfall in the corner flowed into a pool which ran through the garden, stepping stones crossed the water to reach the seating area. The garden won a Large Gold Medal.
This garden featured Verbena bonariensis as well, it was popular at Southport this year, as it was at Tatton Flower Show. The designers verbena around the walls of the garden. Myerscough College were awarded a Large Gold Medal for their design. The garden was named Personal Serenity, the cool shades of lilac, purple and white created a very tranquil space.
The Cool Runnings garden is by Brian Caunce Paving. It won a Large Gold Medal and was based around the Jamaican bob sled team. The central path reflects the bob sled track winding through the garden.
The Coronation Street garden was commissioned by Southport Flower Show to celebrate Coronation Street’s trip to the seaside. It features the famous chimney pots from the street, the bar from The Rovers Return Pub and street sign. A chill out area was provided with a comfy sofa which was surrounded by planted beds and traditional red brick walls.