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.
Agastache foeniculum 'Black Adder'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin`s Giant'
Astrantia major 'Snowstar'
Calamagrostis acut. 'Karl Foerster'
Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'
Cirsium 'Trevors Blue Wonder'
Deschampsia cesp. 'Garnet Schist'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Salvia nemorosa 'Lubeca'
Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Marvel'
Seseli elatum ssp osseum
Thymus citriodorus 'Silver Queen'
Gardener's World Live 2017
Gold medal Winning & Best Beautiful Border