With a silver medal for the second year on the run and an appearance on BBC2, Warnes McGarr & Co have had another massively successful year at RHS Tatton Flower Show in July 2016.
The show garden – named From Hall To Home – celebrates the tercentenary of Capability Brown’s birth and demonstrates how his naturalistic planting style has influenced modern garden design.
The design won a silver award within the Evolution Gardens, and designer Michael was interviewed by TV presenter Rachel De Thame for the BBC 2 programme about the RHS Flower Show.
The design features a classical bust of Capability Brown himself, along with a Palladian-inspired arbour – painted matt back for a contemporary look. Old-style brick paving harks back to the classical era, while corten steel water bowls brings the garden back to contemporary times, in recognition of Capability Brown’s affiliation with water features.
The soft perennial meadow planting was set against a more formal line of clipped Buxus Semperviren and pleached trees. In the middle of the garden is a fire/ ice table, champagne cooler and firepit which is a nod to Michael’s signature garden design, as a usable living and dining space.