Paving products from leading manufacturer Bradstone are set to feature in a show garden at the prestigious Gardening World Cup in Japan (12-20 October). The ‘What Are We’ garden is designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes who partnered with Bradstone to launch the Bradstone Design service earlier this year.
Paul will join leading garden designers from across the world at the event, which takes place at the Palace Huis Ten Bosch near Nagasaki and is considered the ‘World Cup’ of gardening competitions. Designers are selected to represent their country and asked to build a garden to a specific theme, which this year is ‘A Prayer for Peace with Flowers and Greenery’.
Paul’s classically inspired English garden is based on the Greek form of the Exedra, representing a place to communicate. The Exedra sits as a focal point to a pair of sweeping mixed shrub and herbaceous borders which are filled with plants and flowers from across the world. The Exedra is completed with seven stone seats, referencing the seven continents.
Bradstone products used within the garden include the Old Town paving range. Replicating the look and feel of old timeworn York flagstones, the paving provides the ideal backdrop to Paul’s classic design thanks to its slightly riven appearance and weathered edges. The paving was shipped from Tokyo to the event through Universal Rose Pod, one of Bradstone’s agents in Japan and part of the Bradstone International network of distributors.
Mike Leeming, Sales Director at Bradstone, says: “Japan’s Gardening World Cup is a highly prestigious event which attracts world-class designers, so we’re delighted that Paul chose to feature our Old Town paving in his show garden. Paul’s garden evokes a classic, English style and the Old Town range is perfectly suited to this traditional design. We wish him the best of luck for the competition.”
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