Seashore garden wins top flower show prize

Eden Project has scooped top prize at the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show for a second year with a seashore-inspired garden.

Designers Gill Cartwright and Emma Gunn won best overall show garden and a gold medal for intricate design and use of native species. The Incredible Seashore garden is displayed at Boconnoc House near Lostwithiel.

The pair, part of Eden's temporary displays team, used beachcombed materials such as railway sleepers, corrugated iron and polystyrene packing to make the garden.

Hardy plants included gorse Ulex europaeus, Agapanthus and Aster tripolium, many grown at Eden's Watering Lane Nursery.

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