RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015 - 'City Twitchers'
The RHS Silver Gilt award winning City Twitchers garden was sponsored by Living Landscapes and exhibited at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015.
Planted with bird friendly plants and shrubs this garden is a twist on a standard wildlife garden. Whist encouraging birds and wildlife it still maintains the contemporary feel of a modern city garden.
Positioned in a small 6.5 x 6.1 metre plot, this design illustrates how an urban garden, however small, can be designed to be bird friendly without compromising on style.
Providing food and a home for birds is becoming increasingly important in the urban environment, and this little garden offers both.
The design has incorporated a patio area to eat and entertain in, a raised bed to grow organic herbs, a woven willow bird hide and a small tree to hang bird feeders from. The back fence also features bird boxes and insect houses.
A hedge, water rill and pond also provide shelter, habitat and water for the wildlife, and add to the overall look of the design.
A Chamomile and sedum lawn complete the design, both of which will encourage birds and wildlife into the garden.
The willow hide and raised bed were hand made by sculptor Carole Beavis (www.carolebeavis.co.uk)