Tatton Park Success for Irish Designer
Show garden success for Frazer McDonogh as he wins Silver Gilt at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
22 July 2015
Tatton Park Flower Show kicks off today in the UK and already there has been a great show from Irish designers at this year’s show. Frazer McDonogh of Rock and Waterscapes Wicklow won a Silver Gilt medal for his show garden.
His garden ‘Urban Space’ was awarded Silver Gilt yesterday following extensive judging. The small garden is described as ‘small garden represents an inner courtyard; a place to connect with nature, to sit and relax and drink a cup of tea.”
The garden takes inspiration from modern oriental style within Asian architecture and explores the use of a small garden space both functionally and visually.
Limestone paving is used for the walkway and seating area to contrast with the planting. The planting scheme is simplistic with one a select number of varieties of plants and no flowering plants at all. A key feature of the garden is a pool of water that reflects the sky, helping to give the garden a feeling of being bigger.
The RHS Tatton Park Flower show takes place from 22-26 July. The show grounds cover 28 acres and the show, which was established in 1999, is expected to attract over 80,000 visitors.