RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014
Top garden designer, Richard Lucas, plant nursery Hooksgreen Herbs and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction combined to create a show-stopping Peter Rabbit™ Herb Garden for this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and was awarded with a prestigious Gold Medal for their efforts! Big congratulations to the whole team involved.
The garden featured culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables, wild flowers and some cottage garden favourites too, along with Mr Mc.Gregor’s greenhouse and theatrical walls that replicated the Lake District slate and brick walls from Beatrix Potter's original illustrations.
The garden had three distinct areas;
The Natural garden, with a “Long Scarlet” radish patch, long grass and some wild flowers. Slate was the backdrop to this part of the garden, with a slate flagstone pathway leading through to the next area.
The Greenhouse garden, featured an old greenhouse, full of plants, pots and tools, with Peter Rabbit hiding in a watering can. An area of herbs was planted in a herbaceous border in a cottage garden style. Red brick was used in this area of garden.
Mr. McGregor’s vegetable plot was surrounded by a clipped box hedge and had an abundance of vegetables and herbs. Just like in the classic books, Peter Rabbit’s blue jacket created a scarecrow, whilst the gooseberry bushes that he got caught up were not far away.
Visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction's website to take a look behind the scenes, and watch a series of videos about how the garden was created.