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Gardening Scotland 4th to 6th June 2010
THE Edinburgh-based landscapers who have just won the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) coveted ‘Grand Award’ are to create a show garden at Scotland’s national gardening show.
Water Gems (Alba) Ltd, in collaboration with designer Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens, will use Rebar, the steel rods used in the construction industry, to create the ‘Reinforcing Nature’ garden at Gardening Scotland 2010.
The garden will feature a natural pond surrounded by drifts of Astrantia, Stipa ‘Wind Whispers’ and Ranunculus supplied by Binny Plants of Ecclesmachan and the Rebar will form a woven ‘ribbon’ that will thread through the water before rising up to form a shelter and a walkway.
Nick Benge, managing director, Water Gems said: “This is a large and ambitious Show Garden but we have the necessary technical skills and the planting expertise to pull it off and it will be exciting to create something very special for our home audience so soon after winning the BALI Grand Award.”
Jim Jermyn, show manager, Gardening Scotland said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the BALI Grand Award winners to Gardening Scotland 2010 and in a year when the standard of Show Gardens is set to be the highest in the event’s 11 year history, we are confident that Watergems along with Secret Gardens and Binny Plants will come up with something exceptional.”
Other Show Gardens already confirmed for Gardening Scotland 2010 include a ‘City Slicker’ garden by Primo Landscaping; a celebration of their own Avant Garden festival by Dougal Philip and Lesley Watson of New Hopetoun Gardens and a garden on behalf of the Enable charity by Naturally Inspired Gardens.
Meanwhile Crug Farm Plants from North Wales is among a long list of new nurseries set to exhibit in The Dobbies Floral Hall.
Sue and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones who run Crug Farm Plants are renowned plant hunters who have introduced many new species into cultivation.
Other growers new to Gardening Scotland 2010 will include World of Ferns and Homes Farm Nursery from Ayrshire.
Gardening Scotland 2010 will take place from 4 June until 6 June at The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
Tickets to Gardening Scotland 2010 cost £15/£13 but there is a £2 discount on advance tickets. Children go free.
Ticket hotline: 0131 333 0965
Gardening Scotland is the biggest gardening event in Scotland. For more than a decade it has been bringing together top plant growers and talented designers in one glorious show where gardeners can find everything that they need to make their garden grow.
It takes place right at the start of summer, at the perfect time to buy plants, snap up a new lawnmower or greenhouse and be inspired by new ideas.
From the Dobbies Floral Hall, home to the biggest plant sale in Scotland, to The Living Garden where experts from more than two dozen environmental organisations come together to give advice, the show offers something for every gardener, from grow your own enthusiasts to bonsai buffs.
The standard of plants is exceptional and exhibitors come under the close scrutiny of some of the UKs top horticultural judges, but Gardening Scotland isn’t just a showcase for plant perfection, it is also a place to have fun.
Amongst the top attraction with visitors are the miniature Pallet Gardens, created by gardening groups and school children and The Big Back Garden where veg plots jostle for space with swings, shutes and other garden games in a cheerful recreation of the sort of garden that most families have at home.
Advance tickets are now on sale. Book your tickets before 28th May 2010 and save up to £2 on each ticket.
Gardening Scotland is Scotland’s national celebration of gardening and outdoor living. The show will take place on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June 2010 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, near Edinburgh.
Tickets for Gardening Scotland 2010 are now on sale. Book in advance (before 28th May 2010) and save money. Friday tickets are priced at £13 and Saturday or Sunday tickets (can be used on either day) are priced at £11. Advance tickets are subject to a 50p booking fee (per booking and not per ticket). Children under the age of 16 are admitted free of charge. Tickets are also available on the gate.
The opening times in 2010 are Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 10am to 5pm. Advance ticket holders can access the Show at 9.45am.
There is ample car parking at the Royal Highland Centre. The Centre charge £3 per car.
There is a forward car park for disabled badge holders: the approaches will be fully AA signposted.
No dogs, other than Guide Dogs, will be admitted to the Showground.
There is a wide selection of catering available at Gardening Scotland.
Gardening Scotland 2011
Gardening Scotland 2011 will take place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June.