Carol Klein opens Barnsdale border

A border that commemorates the 20th anniversary of former Gardeners' World presenter Geoff Hamilton's death has opened at his Barnsdale garden.

Hamilton Photography
Hamilton Photography

TV gardener Carol Klein has opened the new Geoff Hamilton Border at Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland.
The new feature was redeveloped from the old Winter Border originally created by Geoff Hamilton during his time presenting Gardeners' World. It is made up largely of plants donated by his old friends, family and colleagues, in commemoration of his untimely death 20 years ago.
Geoff Hamilton's widow Lynda and son Nick spoke about the principles behind, and making of, the border, before Klein made an inspiring and emotional speech about Geoff Hamilton; what he meant to her and to so many other gardeners. She then officially opened the border by planting the final plant, donated from her own garden in Devon.
Nick Hamilton said: "It was lovely to see so many friends and we were so pleased that Carol could come and really make it a day to remember."

Former Barnsdale worker Adam Frost presented a piece on Gardeners' World about the border and anniversary last week. Frost has been tipped as a long-term successor to Hamilton on the show, which turns 50 in 2017.

Meanwhile, September 2 sees the first of eight hour-long episodes of Gardeners’ World. Over the course of the run Monty Don and the regular team are joined by some new faces, offering tips, advice and inspiration from gardens large and small across the country.

In this episode Don will be at Longmeadow and also has an inspiring visit to the longest herbaceous borders in the world.

Seven times Chelsea Gold medal winning designer Adam Frost lays out plans for his new garden.

Newcomer Flo Headlam tackles city gardens as she endeavours to green up Britain’s grey spaces.

Joe Swift is in Scotland on a mission to get the nation to fall in love with rockeries, while Carol Klein gets to grips with a plant family that includes Clematis, Delphiniums and buttercups.

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