Marshalls is delighted to once again be supporting BBC Gardeners’ World Live, which celebrates its 25th year of being a fixture in the calendar of keen gardeners from right across the country.
For the second year, the company is providing products for some show-stopping gardens set to take up residence in the event’s prestigious APL Avenue.
Run in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers, the show garden competition gives the opportunity for five APL landscape contractors and chosen designers to build gardens that will be seen by more than 90,000 visitors over the course of the four-day exhibition.
With a front or small back garden theme, the gardens are inspirational and, most of all, relatable, providing some great take-home ideas for enthusiastic show-goers.
Designed by Cherry Carmen, the Big Fish Landscapes Garden is a back garden created for a middle-aged couple looking to upgrade their outdoor area to match their renovated house. The innovative design utilises SYMPHONY Vitrified Plank Paving in Cherry, which is contrasted with the muted tones of Stoneface Drystack Veneer Walling in Oyster Quartzite, and a selection of Atlantic Cobbles and Pebbles.
Elsewhere on APL Avenue, the challenge of converting a concrete yard into an oasis of urban greenery is met head-on by Living Gardens’ quirky ‘It’s Not Just About the Beard�’ Garden. The brainchild of designers Peter Cowell and Monty Richardson, it draws inspiration from the industrial themes seen in bars and clubs. Once again the garden incorporates the hugely popular SYMPHONY Vitrified Plank Paving, along with Old Mill Brick Garden Walling which offers an authentic, vintage feel to the space.
A wide range of Marshalls products will be on view in plenty of other gardens at the show too. Look out for Paul Stone’s Nostalgia Garden, featuring Cobblestone Riven Setts in gorgeous Calder Brown, and the distinguished Heritage Riven Garden Paving in golden Yorkstone that graces the Anniversary Garden created by Bob Lewin of Howle Hill Nursery in Herefordshire.
Chris Harrop, Marshalls Group Marketing Director, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting BBC Gardeners’ World Live once again. It is a fantastic exhibition which showcases the incredible talent of the Show Garden’s landscapers and designers, and gives visitors a huge amount of inspiration for their own gardens."
“The Show Gardens are the perfect setting by which to show our product’s full potential, and we look forward to seeing what ideas the landscapers and designers of the future come up with in years to come.”
Bob Sweet, the show’s Horticultural Director, said: “Marshalls is a fantastic partner for BBC Gardeners’ World Live, providing quality products from their domestic ranges for a number of our Show Gardens, including the APL Avenue."
“APL Avenue is a particularly inspiring group of Show Gardens for visitors as they are designed with real clients in mind, with real budgets, average-sized gardens and packed with character. Be it a garden for a retired couple, a new family or urban hipsters, visitors will find wall-to-wall design inspiration, planting combinations and savvy take-home ideas.
“With the Marshalls landscaping products underpinning the designs, visitors can get an idea of what is achievable and, what’s more, speak with the Association of Professional Landscapers to help make it a reality in their own gardens.
”Visit Marshalls at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at stand number E348.