Announcing RHS and APL ‘Your Garden, Your Budget’ at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2014
The APL will once again to team up with the RHS to present ‘Your Garden, Your Budget’ gardens at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 which takes place 8-13 July
The newly named category (previously Low Cost, High Impact) provides APL members with an exclusive opportunity to showcase their work to the nation.
APL members Arun Landscapes, Outdoor Creations, Surrey Gardens and Living Gardens all took part in 2013 winning two gold, two silver medals and Best in Category.
The gardens aim to showcase a practical approach which also provides a wow factor. The aim is that visitors will be able to recreate the garden design, based on a fixed budget for hard landscaping, plant material and labour.
A total of four gardens will be selected to showcase what can be achieved for £7k, £10k, £13k and £15k. The gardens/garden area can be any size and shape between 30m² to 50m² metres (the shape can be any regular or irregular geometric shape) and show gardens can stand alone or represent a small part of a larger garden. Gardens will be selected to represent a diverse range of gardening challenges such as gardening on steep gradient, in a shady dry area, in a wet boggy area or where privacy is needed. Where budgets allow the use of new and innovative hard landscaping materials is encouraged.
APL members can submit entries free of charge and there is no limit to the quantity of entries per member to this competition.
The RHS and APL will award the total amount to each winning applicant in each budget category so that the winners can build the garden at the show.
APL Chairman, Mark Gregory said: “We have been delighted with the success of the ‘Low Cost, High Impact’ gardens at Hampton since we launched the competition in 2012. We are looking forward to working with the RHS once again on ‘Your Garden, Your Budget’. As those that visited this year will know there was unprecedented interest in this category and the benefits of taking part extend far beyond the show itself.”
APL members can submit entries free of charge and there is no limit to the quantity of entries per member to this competition. The closing date for entries is 10 January 2014.
To apply for space please visit: http://www.rhs.org.uk/Hampton2014YourGardenYourBudget
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