New seaside garden unveiled in Rutland

A new seaside inspired garden has been unveiled at the Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland, following a competition run in conjunction with clothing company Lands' End.

A competition was launched in April by Lands’ End for customers to design a central feature for the garden which would reflect their range of leisurewear.

The main design work for the ‘Seaside Retreat’ garden was carried out by award-winning garden designer Adam Frost, and features a blue and white beach hut designed by competition winner Barbara Booth, of Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire.

The garden features decking with steps to an area for deckchairs and scatter cushions, and gabion seating around a raised fire pit.

The planting has been designed to give year-round colour through the use of seaside plants amongst gravel and sand.

Mrs Booth joined Barnsdale’s owner Nick Hamilton, Adam  Frost, and Lands’ End MD Tim Curtis, to officially open the garden on 24 July. 

She won a luxury long weekend holiday at the nearby Hambleton Hall, while 20 runners up were awarded signed copies of Nick Hamilton’s book ‘Grow Organic’.


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