Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Dorset Shepherd Hut going to Chelsea Flower Show 2012

A little while ago there was an report on my local news about Dorset Shepherd's Hut made Plankbridge going to Chelsea.  The weeks following that, the Dorset Shepherd's Hut was featured a few garden magazine's and also in Dorset Country Gardener. Which is a free magazine that I some times pick up from the local garden centres.

If your not sure what an Shepherd hut looks like here's a picture!

I got primise from Plankbridge to use one of their picture's. 
This is my fave one!  

Plankbridge will make history at Chelsea as one of their hut's will feature for the first time in a RHS approved show garden.  The Dorset inspired show garden will be one of just eight Artisan Gardens at Chelsea devoted to British craft skills.  The garden is designed by Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith (if I remember right) have already achieved three Gold Medals at Chelsea.  Adam and Jon specialise in natural gardens, featuring wildflowers, native plants and reclaimed, traditional materials.

The Plankbridge Show Garden take its inspiration from the company's beginnings at Waterston nearPuddletown, Dorset.  Also the strong links with the scene from Thomas Hardy's novel, Far From The Madding Crowd.  Which describes the shepherd Gabriel Oak taking care of a newborn lamb in his hut.

This is one garden Im looking forward to seeing!  I hope the BBC covers the garden, only time will tell!

1 comment:

  1. That's a quirky looking alternative to a classic summerhouse for the garden. Hopefully it will be featured on the TV coverage!