RHS Hampton 2016: my pick of the Summer Gardens – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Hampton 2016 Summer Garden Bowel Disease UK Lisa Cox

The Summer Gardens at RHS Hampton Court are always some of the most inspiring, I think because they’re smaller gardens.  This year was no exception and I think these were my favourite gardens of the show.

RHS Hampton 2016 Garden for Crohn's Disease Lisa Cox

The first shown here is The Bowel Disease UK ‘Garden for Crohn’s Disease’ designed by Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Dan Bowyer which won a Gold medal and Best In Show.

This really stood out because the planting was so different from all the other gardens at the show.  The garden was designed to tell the story of how vital and vibrant a young person’s life can be despite having to live with Crohn’s disease.

Planting in Bowel Disease Garden RHS Hampton Court 2016 Lisa Cox

Located in warm city microclimate it also shows that it’s possible to plant hardy exotic plants alongside more familiar garden plants.

RHS Hampton 2016 Garden for Crohn's Disease Summer Lisa Cox

Agapanthus The Bowel Disease UK Summer Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The second garden I want to feature is The Lavender Garden – quite different to the planting in the garden above.

The Lavender Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

I loved the simplicity of the garden which was designed by Paula Napper, Sara Warren and Donna King. Sponsored by Shropshire Lavender, this garden was inspired by the scent, colour and romance of the lavenders grown at a dairy farm on the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

The Lavender Summer Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

I loved the timber structure and the sunken seating area – old rustic wood oozing with charm.

RHS Hampton 2016 Summer The Lavender Garden Lisa Cox

RHS Hampton 2016 The Lavender Garden Lisa Cox


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