Squire’s 80th Anniversary Garden is a linear rectangular space with an "elegant yet practical design for a couple with grown-up children".
The garden will include a relaxing entertaining area, a lush lawn, sculptural trees and hedges, a water feature going across the garden, and a productive area at the end of the garden for growing your own. It will also have an innovative pergola/terrace covering with a bladed roof system that can be operated by remote control to allow the sunlight in, or to close the roof completely if it rains. Two deep-seated armchairs for the garden will complete the look.
Plants are likely to include Cirsium ‘Frosted Magic’, Echinacea ‘Big Kahuna’, Cosmos ‘Xanthos’, as well as a selection of trees and shrubs. The garden is designed by Catherine MacDonald of Landform, who has 10 years experience at Chelsea, as well as five years experience at Hampton Court, where her two show gardens have both won gold and best in category.
Squire's deputy chairman Sarah Squire said: "We are very excited about our Show Garden at Hampton Court this year. This is a very special show to us. It is very local so it gives us the opportunity to meet lots of our customers face-to-face in a relaxed atmosphere. At the same time it showcases some really top quality garden design and fantastic plant material all against the amazing backdrop of the Palace. It is a truly enchanting location for a flower show. Our thanks must go to Catherine MacDonald and Mark Gregory of Landform for interpreting our brief so well, and also to Garden House Design for their pergola/terrace covering, and to London Stone for the paving."