It is so good that gardening shows are able to happen again and whilst they may not be happening in exactly the same way as they have done usually, they are happening. Gardeners World Live was moved to take place in August this year and called 'Special Edition' and I decided that I was not going to miss it.
|Woodland Fall Garden - designed by Antony Lional Garden Design, Tony Nutley|
I have said previously that this show is the largest show that happens close to home and on the day I went I went to work in the morning (yes, went to work) and then called into Gardeners World Live on the way home. This has two benefits: the traffic is off-peak and the show has passed peak-crowd. I can park closer to the show itself as the car parks are also emptying. Win win. (that might be three benefits...)
The show was held almost completely outdoors except for the Floral Marquee. It was smaller than usual but this seems to make the focus on the show gardens/borders and on plants. Now whilst I always think that Gardeners World Live is about buying and unashamedly so, this focus made the show very enjoyable for me. It meant I spent more time looking at the gardens than I may usually have done. The garden above, the Woodland Fall Garden, was very popular as every time I went near it there were several people also enjoying it. I really liked it too. I liked the use of purple. It was a garden tied together with purple I thought: in the planting and the accessories.