The BBC has turned to a landscape architect to work on a TV show to celebrate 200 years of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Dominic Cole is designing six historical gardens at Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, to include the most recognisable elements of design from eras including the regency and arts and crafts.
“I wanted to create the illusion you have just come out of the house such as a suburban villa,” said the principal of London’s Land Use Consultants.
“Some of the gardens have a strong retro Lutyens-meets-Jekyll feel and I may be setting myself up for criticism from garden historians.”
Meanwhile LUC is working on a historic restoration of Trentham in Nottinghamshire with Piet Oudolf from Holland and Tom Stuart-Smith Landscape Design.
The work will include parterre, formal and pleasure gardens across a park laid out by Capability Brown.
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