The Sadolin Nature To Nurture Garden - Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2009
I thought this cottage-style planting was superb
The garden features stunningly beautiful wildflowers in an
Her meadow-style planting in three ornamental beds was truly
lovely with jewel-coloured perennials popping out of the swaying
With temperatures in London reaching 30C last week, the build-up
at this year's Hampton Court Show involved feverish snipping of dead
heads and twice-daily watering. The challenging conditions have meant
many flowers have peaked and gone over and for the same reason Philippa
Pearson had to drop verbascums and salvias from her vibrant design for
the Sadolin Nature To Nurture Garden but has no problem using
later-blooming echinaceas and crocosmias.
Philippa Pearson's Sadolin Nature To Nurture Garden aims to blur
the distinctions between natural habitat and man-made garden by means of
a palette of tall plants. This design and a Beekeeper's Garden are the
most interesting of the main show gardens section, which acts as a
'nursery' of sorts for promising new designers.
The design was meant to reflect the surrounding countryside but
to also be modern and relaxing and an area for entertainment and for
having time with the family. Pretty much pushes a whole bank of buttons
there. It had a sedum roof too, over a 'garden room' (tick). But,
facetiousness aside, it certainly had the most stunning planting of
mixed perennials planted in a wild style to reflect the meadow outside
Water Gardener Magazine online
Sparkling with colour amid gentle waves of grass, Philippa
Pearson's sublime planting in the Sadolin Nature to Nurture Garden
bridges the divide between meadow and perennial border. Known as 'jewel'
planting, this style deliberately avoids blending colours: in
Philippa's scheme white Lilium regale is placed next to purple bobbles
of Allium sphaerocephalon, orange Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer' and
steely blue Eryngium 'Jos Eijking'. The flowers are all borne at similar
heights, glinting in the sunlight like a treasure-chest of gems
BBC Hampton Court Palace Flower Show online coverage
The Homebase Room With A View - Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2008
It is always difficult to pick a favourite at Hampton Court and this
year was no different. I was really taken with the Homebase garden 'Room
with a View' (Silver-Gilt) designed by Philippa Pearson. The garden was
created using Homebase products, making it possible for garden
enthusiasts to easily recreate the look at home which for me is
Horticulture Week online
The GardenVisit.com Design Award at Hampton Court 2008 runner up
was the Homebase Room with a View, designed by Philippa Pearson. She has
made an attractive garden room with the excellent addition of a living
roof terrace above.
Views form the focal point of the Homebase 'Room With A View'
garden, which incorporates a platform covered in a green roof garden,
raised so visitors can appreciate the vistas. Designed by Philippa
Pearson, it also offers shade and shelter to a seating area below.
The Reckless Gardener
The Sadolin Garden Of Regeneration - Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2007
But one of the prettiest has to be the ancient art of potager gardening, captured by designer Philippa Pearson.
BBC Gardening on-line
And one of my favourites was the Sadolin Garden of Regeneration by Philippa Pearson. It was so popular that I struggled to get a good photograph through the crowds!
Courgettes and Fennel
If you're after some inspiration on how to 'green' your garden, look no further than the impressive Sadolin Garden of Regeneration, which has wowed audiences and judges, winning a prestigious Silver Gilt medal and compliments galore.
Designed by Philippa Pearson and sponsored by Sadolin, this pretty potager garden, which amazingly features over fifty varieties of fruit and veg, steps back to a more wholesome gardening era, where organic growing and a low carbon footprint were the norm. Indeed, the garden is all about breathing new life into old and reinventing elements of the past for today's modern gardeners.
The Reckless Gardener
And I like the Sadolin Garden of Regeneration, which has made the most of recycling materials.
Kim Wilde, Daily Mail
Philippa Pearson's Sadolin Garden of Regeneration at Hampton Court was created using recycled wood, bricks and other materials, yet it still managed to look attractive.
Fruit, vegetables and herbs combined to truly ornamental effect.
RHS The Garden
There was an eco theme about Philippa Pearson's the Sadolin Garden of Regeneration. Created using recycled materials, the garden is a cook's dream space, devoted to the organic growing of fruit, veg and herbs.
Good Housekeeping on-line
In a space 20ft by 13ft, designer Philippa Pearson displayed more than 50 varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs and called the triumphant result a 21st century potager.
Here's the perfect demonstration of how veg, fruit and flowers can be squeezed into a small garden.
Exhibiting for the first time at Hampton Court, Philippa has designed the garden to show how eco-friendly gardens can be as aesthetic as they are ethical.
The Gardening Website
One of the small gardens at the show was devoted entirely to edible plants and this just shows how a tiny area could be productive but also very attractive too.