• Plankbridge Hutmakers’ garden at Chelsea

    by  • 22/05/2012 • Gardening • 1 Comment

    Congratulations to Dorset-based Plankbridge Hutmakers who have won a silver medal for their beautiful garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! For me, the garden was one of the highlights of the show and it was lovely to meet Plankbridge owners Jane Dennison and Richard Lee there because we have a gorgeous feature about them in the August issue of Country Homes & Interiors (look out for it on sale on 5th July).

    The Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut garden is a beautiful wildflower garden inspired by the Dorset countryside and designed by Woolcott and Smith. The traditional-style shepherd’s hut at the heart of it is slightly smaller than Plankbridge’s usual huts and was themed as a writer’s retreat (in fact, author Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring worked on her new novel in the hut yesterday).

    I loved the attention to detail in the garden – the hut was ‘aged’ by scenic artist Jonathan Holbrook, who’s worked on films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, and Woolcott and Smith also incorporated a dog basket underneath the hut and rabbit droppings on the path. Do look out for it if you visit the show.

    The inspirational Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

    The inspirational Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    One Response to Plankbridge Hutmakers’ garden at Chelsea

    1. 22/05/2012 at 12:56 pm

      It looks fabulous. I’m hoping to visit next year but for this year I’ll have to just keep watching the TV.

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