BBC Gardeners' World Live Chic Garden Getaway Garden

Explore our award winning BBC Gardeners' World Live Chic Garden Getaway Garden in collaboration with Katerina Kantalis.

Explore our Silver award winning BBC Gardeners World Live Show Garden. Designed by the talented
Katerina Kantalis
and built by
New Look Landscapes Ltd
. The garden has been designed to create a sense of getaway in the space, as soon as you step in you are transported on holiday. But in fact, it’s all yours for one and all to enjoy, at any time of the year. A space to be used to: relax, entertain sow – grow – eat – cook, nurture and attract wildlife. The garden features Oak Hyperion Composite Fencing, Nightingale 5 seater sofa set and the Astor 4 seater dining set.
"We're thrilled to be partnering up with EnviroBuild for our garden at BBC Gardeners' World Live. Anytime I need composite products for my garden design projects, Envirobuild is my supplier of choice. The colours, the quality of the products, but most importantly the fact that the composite products are made from 90% recycled material, along with a strong sustainability ethos, makes this collaboration for our show garden extremely exciting" - Katerina
This garden is about a warm colour theme, purples, pinks, apricots and green. Bringing in scent is also important, but also a mixture of flowers, evergreens and herbs. Mixing herbs such as thyme, oregano and sage into the borders with your lavenders, salvias and hydrangeas. Finally, trees – a Birch tree for that dappled shade and near the veg bed, a fruit tree to bring in spring colour but also that element of growing your own.
"For this oak fencing, we're looking at natural colour tones to complement the fencing. We've also got corten steel cladding as part of the outdoor kitchen which will bring warm tones to the garden and the fencing. In addition, we're adding elements of green and teal to bring a contrast to the warm colour tones in the garden. Plant wise - greens will be a big feature, but we're also bringing in purples, pinks and apricots".
The garden has been designed on an 8m x 9m plot, showing that even a small space can pack a punch. It’s a garden for everyone, touched with a mix of elegance with the materials that have been chosen. The colour theme for the hard landscaping are creams, corten steel and green. Touches of elegance come through the herringbone pathway that joins the various ‘rooms’ in the garden. The eating/cooking zones are laid with a cream porcelain paving, whilst the statement pergola lounge area is laid with a teal green porcelain paving.
Food is an important element of this garden. Not only is this garden a space to sit within, but also to sow – grow – eat – cook. Accents of corten steel are used in the BBQ zone and edging through the planting beds. The outdoor kitchen/BBQ zone has a touch of class with a green ceramic splashback. To ensure that all those tasty meals have the right flavours, a shelving unit is bespoke made to hold all types of herbs, utensils and anything else needed. Even better, is an oak sleeper veg bed just steps away to grow your own vegetables. Imagine wanting to grab a few leaves of lettuce, tomatoes and spring onions for that salad. Bliss, especially when you’ve grown your own. Plus, with the kids patch moments away, it allows them to learn and nurture their own veg. Bespoke oak beam supports are built to allow for all those tomatoes, beans, peas or anything else that needs to climb.
The right hand side is all about sitting within and relaxing. A space to get away from it all. For the children – their little getaway zone. With a patch of turf where they can place a few log seats, or a blanket to play and read. Or, if they truly want to get away, a teepee. Nature is really important in this space, with a birdhouse nearby and a still water feature for birds and insects to be attracted to. Finally, a haven for the adults. Beautiful planting borders edge the quiet adult zone, allowing you to sit within on your bench or egg chair. Grabbing that book, glass of wine or G&T, whilst admiring and looking back at the whole garden.
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