Come Rain or Shine – Water Gardens Hampton Court Flower Show

Category: Water Gardens

Award: Silver Gilt Flora

For the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2006, Pete created a garden design to be enjoyed despite the unpredictability of the great British summer.

Pete created an expanse of still water, with lilies and deep water plants, densely edged by marginal and moisture loving perennials. An area has been partially screened from the rest of the garden by a selection of shrubs and trees, including dogwoods, birch, alder and willow. This created a truly magical place for the lucky owners to escape from the hurly burly of everyday life.

A jetty extended across the water to a wooden building set on stilts in the pond. The building had a covered front veranda allowing this magical garden, with its naturalistic planting, to be enjoyed whatever the weather.

With plenty of areas to sit and pond dip, relax on the swing or just enjoy watching the aquatic life going about its business in the centre of the pond-

-this is the perfect garden to enjoy…

…Come Rain or Shine