Show Garden is good enough to eat!

Show Garden is good enough to eat!

An edible garden has broken the mould and received Silver Gilt at the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff.

The Growing the Future project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Pennard Plants have jointly created this unique edible garden at the centre of the traditional flower show.

‘A Haven of Edible Delights’ showcases Pennard’s heritage vegetables and will hopefully inspire people to grow edible plants in their own gardens.

The design is divided into four sections: a fruit garden, a herb garden, a vegetable/edible garden and a novice’s garden. The novice’s plot is designed to show that even small spaces can be used to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

The garden was designed by Tony Danford & Chris Smith in association with Avant Gardens.  Tony said “This peaceful and relaxing garden has been inspired by traditional monastery gardens and their planting of medicinal and culinary herbs.”

The focal point is a cloister-style feature constructed from native timber, with seats for relaxing and enjoying the garden.

The Growing the Future project, based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, offers courses throughout Wales to help people learn how to grow their own fruit and vegetables.  Courses are free or relatively cheap and offer something for everyone. So pop along to visit the ‘Haven of Edible delights’ at the RHD show this weekend for some inspiration to ‘Get Growing’!!

 

For more information please contact Natalie Fulstow, Marketing Officer for Growing the Future: 01558 667100 or 07792 453641

www.growingthefuture.co.uk

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