Belvoir Castle, July 2021
'No Designer Better Than Nature’s Border’
Sponsored by London College Of Garden Design

Concept – Ian McEwan’s acclaimed 2001 novel Atonement began with a single image. While sitting in a park McEwan imagined “a young woman standing in a doorway, with wild flowers in her hand, looking for a vase.”

This border is an interpretation of the sort of wild flowers McEwan imagined the young woman might have picked.

The planting was a loose playful mix of herbaceous plants, wild flowers, herb flowers, annuals, ornamental grasses and bulbs mimicking a classic English hedgerow with a modern twist.

The border won the People’s choice award at the flower show.