It was great to be back on site with the team and amongst the plants again. Seeing them in situ was wonderful; the planting team have done an excellent job and the colours and textures flow through the garden almost without you noticing. It is calm, restful, and peaceful; a true sanctuary in the hustle and bustle of the showground. The water from the fountain sends out ripples on the surface of the pool and its sound distracts from the noise around. The meditation path beckons and as you follow its route it brings you past the plants again and again; new views are opened up from different perspectives revealing some really lovely planting combinations.
The final layer of Cotswold stone gravel was topped up and it brought a magical fishing touch to the space; the beautiful Stonemarket vintage stone setts suddenly took on a life of their own and as the warm evening shadows of the Betula pendula leaves started to dance on the cream stone pillars the garden seemed to suddenly cry
'Be Still...I am complete.'
And so tomorrow brings some new visitors to our garden in the form of Show Judges. I hope they love the garden as much as we do.
Our collaboration has been truly remarkable and without it, the garden would not have come together as it has.
Mary-Anne Hall and Jay Ashworth have been looking after the garden over the last few days and Jay joined us again today (with her excellent gingerbread cake; thanks it has kept us going all day!) I wonder what tomorrow will hold...