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Kingston Maurward College Garden to feature at Chelsea Flower Show

After great success with a silver gilt award at the renowned Chelsea Flower Show in 2019, Kingston Maurward has once again joined up with local plant growers and suppliers to celebrate Dorset horticulture with a garden in this year’s Sanctuary Gardens category. Using a visit to Kingston Maurward’s sister garden La Mortola, (The Hanbury Botanical Gardens) […]



Chris Beardshaw returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show with the RNLI Garden

‘Best in Show’ garden designer and plantsman, Chris Beardshaw returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2022 as part of the new Project Giving Back initiative, with a Show Garden for one of the nation’s most well-respected charities, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, (RNLI). Chris Beardshaw, who’s been a lifelong supporter of the charity, […]



‘The Spirit of the Woods’ show garden wins Gold at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

‘The Spirit of the Woods’ show garden designed by Peter Dowle from Howle Hill Nursery and featuring four of Dorset sculptor Simon Gudgeon’s creations has been awarded Gold and the Best Construction Award at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. ‘The Spirit of the Woods’ is a garden that explores our spiritual connection with nature using […]



Plankbridge Hutmakers count down to Chelsea 2012

For Richard Lee and Jane Dennison, there have been many milestones along their journey to RHS Chelsea 2012. They are making the first ever shepherd’s hut to be exhibited in a Chelsea show garden, of which they are justifiably proud. Designed by Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith, the Plankbridge Hutmakers garden is an authentic Dorset […]



Tracy Chevalier advises Plankbridge on writer’s hut for Chelsea Flower Show

Dorset novelist Tracy Chevalier has been advising Plankbridge Hutmakers on the writer’s hut for their garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The special shepherd’s hut they are building for Chelsea has been adapted as a writer’s retreat in honour of Thomas Hardy, Dorset’s most famous writer. Scenes from Far From the Madding Crowd, including […]