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This border design celebrates the very first moments Gardeners' World was filmed and aired, back in 1968, along with presenter Ken Burras, at Oxford Botanical Gardens. 

 

The planting is a nod to 1960's fashion, with a striking colour palette of black and white tones. This also references the platform on which the gardening public first viewed Gardeners' World; a black & white television. From then on Gardeners' World was to become a national treasure and go on bringing tips and advice for nearly 50 years.

 

Here, the use of circular film reels, intermixed with the black and white planting, offers an architectural structure and backdrop to the soft textural planting. The 1960's film reels, have varying designs and patterns which look like the strong bold artwork around the time Gardeners' World was first aired. 

Plant List

 

Agastache foeniculum 'Black Adder' 

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin`s Giant'

Anthericum ramosum

Astrantia major 'Snowstar'

Calamagrostis acut. 'Karl Foerster'

Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'

Cirsium 'Trevors Blue Wonder'

Deschampsia cesp. 'Garnet Schist'

Digitalis lutea

Erigeron karvinskianus

Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'

Festuca amethystina

Heuchera 'Obsidian'

Orlaya grandiflora

Salvia Nachtvlinder 

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Salvia nemorosa 'Lubeca'

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Marvel'

Seseli elatum ssp osseum 

Stipa tenuissima

Thymus citriodorus 'Silver Queen'

'...And Action'
 
Gardener's World Live 2017

 

Beautiful Border

Gold medal Winning & Best Beautiful Border