BBC tunes into LUC for TV garden show

Cole to work withh BBC on new TV show marking 200 years of Royal Horticultural Society

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.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.