Project year: 2018
Posted: 05 Jul, 2018
Gold Medal, Best In Show, Best Construction
The Urban Regeneration Garden designed by first-time designer Millie Souter, not only won an impressive Gold medal but also Best Show Garden and Best Construction at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show.
The garden featured some disused water tanks which Millie stumbled across while out walking in Scotland. Bulky and industrial, they bring a raw presence to the garden whilst adding height. Millie and the team from Urban Landscapes Cardiff transformed the tanks into a reclaimed water feature, which was designed to allow visitors to walk under the raised steel channel. Showcasing an exciting mix of recycled concrete, flowing water and green planting, the garden was kept open for visitors to walk through and view from all angles throughout the weekend.
Clearly defining the walkways in the garden, Millie used our CEDEC Footpath Gravel in Silver which perfectly matched the water tanks and recycled concrete blocks whilst bringing a fine, delicate texture to the garden. Subtle, spring woodland planting was arranged towards the left of the garden with grasses and soft yellow herbaceous plants. The overall result was a restful and calming urban environment that would be ideal for relaxing in.
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CEDEC Footpath Gravel - Silver
Millie came to garden design from Fine Art and with over 15 years experience working in private gardens across Scotland, Cornwall and London. Her experience of gardening and working creatively all her adult life provide her with a rich resource from which to design.