Fruit and vegetable garden wins Gardeners' World Live prizes

Melissa Jolly, a graduate from the Oxford College of Garden Design, has won two prestigious prizes for her Salad Bar Garden, which is intended to highlight inventive ways of growing fruit and vegetables.

Melissa Jolly's Salad Bar Garden wins RHS silver and the NS&I's Growing Gardens Today competition at Gardeners' World Live - image: NS&I
Melissa Jolly's Salad Bar Garden wins RHS silver and the NS&I's Growing Gardens Today competition at Gardeners' World Live - image: NS&I
Melissa Jolly, who last year took a post graduate diploma in residential landscape design, devised her garden as part of a competition run by National Savings and Investment (NS&I).

NS&I ran a competition to find novel fruit and vegetable gardens. The three best entrants were each given £5,000 to create their gardens, which were then exhibited at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham.

At the show, Melissa Jolly’s ‘Salad Bar Garden’ was declared the overall winner. The garden is built around a wooden circular unit that doubles up as an area for potting plants. The table has space underneath for tools.

At the show, the garden was also awarded an RHS silver medal. Melissa said: "This is the first show garden I have built and I have really enjoyed putting it together."

For more on the Gardeners' World prize winners, see Horticulture Week 25 June.

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