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As Seen at Gardeners' World Live

As Seen at Gardeners' World Live

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Hedges Direct are so proud to be the hedging partners for Gardener’s World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. We are proud to have provided a range of hedging plants and shrubs for this year’s show gardens, and other areas around the show.

We have gathered a feature of each of the show gardens we have sponsored, along with the plants we provided.

Show Gardens


The Fontana Garden (Designed by Kim Parish)

The Fontana Garden (Designed by Kim Parish)

A garden to celebrate and reflect on the diverse planting opportunities which are available in Cornwall. This lovely show garden is sponsored by Derek, a 92 year old who has transformed his own incredible 14-acre garden in South-East Cornwall. The garden has been designed by Kim Parish and will be gifted to Cornwall Hospice Care following the end of the show.




Plants provided:
  • Beech pleached tree
  • Phormium Rainbow Queen
  • Photinia Carre Rouge
  • Black Bamboo
  • Golden Bamboo
  • Green Bamboo

The Garden Organic Backyard Biodiversity Garden (Designed by Emma O'Neill)

The Garden Organic Backyard Biodiversity Garden (Designed by Emma O'Neill)

The Garden Organic charity have created a show garden which helps to give gardeners ideas on how to bring more wildlife into their own gardens and create a biodiverse environment. The garden has been designed by the charity’s head gardener Emma O’Neill and includes different zones which will maximise wildlife and mitigate climate change; water-saving solutions, nurturing nature and sustainable planting.


Plants provided:

  • Beech hedging
  • Lavender

APL Avenue: SubAqua (Designed by Joshua Fenton, Fenton Gardens Ltd)

APL Avenue: SubAqua (Designed by Joshua Fenton, Fenton Gardens Ltd)

Joshua Fenton, Fenton Gardens Ltd, are showcasing how people can turn their gardens into hubs for wildlife without giving up significant amounts of space. They have suspended the seating area above a pond to allow for duality of the space, and to give space for wildlife. They have also used a species rich lawn to assist the local wildlife.



Plants provided:
  • Topiary Balls
  • Hornbeam Pleached Tree

APL Avenue: The Chic Garden Getaway (Designed by Katerina Kantalis Garden Design; Built by New Look Landscapes Ltd)

APL Avenue: The Chic Garden Getaway (Designed by Katerina Kantalis Garden Design; Built by New Look Landscapes Ltd)

The Chic Garden Getaway has been designed to be a multi-purpose space no matter the size of the garden. This show garden has areas for entertaining but also relaxing, with spaces dedicated to vegetable planting and also areas for children to relax and play. There is also a focus on bringing wildlife to the garden. The plants that have been chosen to create a warm colour palette throughout the garden.

Plants provided:

  • Hydrangea Pink annabel
  • Nandina domestica Obsessed'
  • Phormium Rainbow Queen
  • Pittosporum Tom Thumb
  • Hydrangea paniculata Little lime
  • Carex Ice Dance
  • Convolvulus cneorum
  • Spiraea nimonica
  • Sorbaria sem
  • Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails'

APL Avenue: Path of Renewal (Designed by David Negus, The 3D Gardener)

APL Avenue: Path of Renewal (Designed by David Negus, The 3D Gardener)

The Path of Renewal garden has been designed by David Negus, 3D Gardener, with an aim to inspire people to repurpose and reuse materials in their gardens. The use of reclaimed train tracks creates a unique element to the garden, providing an unusual, yet striking, background for plants and a visually appealing habitat.

Plants provided:
  • Hornbeam hedging




Showcase Gardens

Escaping Seasons of the Mind (Designed by Lilidh Matthews & John Tallis)

Escaping Seasons of the Mind (Designed by Lilidh Matthews & John Tallis)

This brilliant garden has been designed to highlight two themes, that humans spend around 90% of their lives indoors and that the majority of suicides happen in the autumn. The design features four areas depicting each of the seasons, each with a shadow message about not spending enough time working on your mental health.

Plants provided:

  • Beech Pleached trees
  • Elaeagnus hedging screen
  • Star Jasmine Screen
  • Star Jasmine pots
  • Purple Beech hedging
  • Hornbeam hedging
  • Spiraea japonica 'Firelight'
  • Photinia Carre Rouge
  • Sambucus Black Lace
  • Berberis Orange Sunrise
  • Pittosporum Silver Queen
  • Euonymus Pierrolino
  • Weigela Minor Black
  • Choisya ternata Sundance
  • Fuchsia magellanica
  • Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails'
  • Lonicera serotina
  • Box hedging

Reflection Border (Designed by Laura McArthur)

Reflection Border (Designed by Laura McArthur)

A border designed to make you reflect, the Jurassic style planting is to represent the worries that people face on a daily basis, and that can become overwhelming. Beyond this part of the garden is a brighter side which is bursting with colourful flowers and plants, to encourage us to look towards the brighter side.


Plants provided:
  • Mixed native hedging

You will never want to leaf (Designed by Kiran Vaidya, Heftys Garden)

You will never want to leaf (Designed by Kiran Vaidya, Hefty’s Garden)

A beautiful mix of leafy plants which have only foliage to show how versatile plants can be, and also highlighting how important it is to relieve stress and have a positive mental health, particularly focusing on urban communities which have a limited access to green space.

Plants provided:

  • Berberis Orange Sunrise
  • Coprosma Lemon and Lime
  • Cortaderia selloana pink feather
  • Fatsia spiders web
  • Nandina obsessed
  • Phormium Yellow Wave
  • Phormium Rainbow Queen
  • Sorbaria sorbifolia sem
  • Yucca gloriosa variegata

...and Breathe (Designed by Claire Morrell)

...and Breathe (Designed by Claire Morrell)

A true escape, this border is designed to create a restful and soothing area, a place where you can connect with scents and the space without bold, excessive colours challenging the tranquility.

Plants provided:
  • Box Topiary Balls



As you like it (Designed by Katie Day)

As you like it (Designed by Katie Day)

This border follows the play ‘As You Like It’ by William Shakespeare, focusing on young people escaping from formality and into the freedom offered by the forest. The garden design shows the clear divide between formal and freedom. Tying in the gender swapping from one of the characters by incorporating the colours of the Trans Flag..

Plants provided:

  • Box Hedging
  • Bay Laurel
  • Lavender Munstead
  • Syringa 'Madame Lemoine'
  • Senecio Angel Wings
  • Hydrangea Limelight
  • Cistus x purpurea
  • Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
  • Penisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
  • Box topiary cone

Other Show Areas

  • Box topiary balls - various sizes
  • Photinia Red Robin 80-100cm trough
  • Easy hedge - mix of varieties

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