Derby College’s Revelation Garden To Feature Mosaic Pathway at BBC Gardeners World Live
This year Derby College, sponsored by the Derby MS Society branch, are once again creating a garden for BBC Gardeners World Live. The college is local to our CED Stone Landscape - Midlands Depot and the team there at Langley Mill have donated materials for the college’s previous show gardens and for this year’s ambitious creation. Last year’s entry, The Chronicles of Narnia, scooped a platinum award and also the Best Interpretation of a Theme award.
Entered into the Show Garden category, The Revelation garden is a series of gardens within a garden that the public will be able to walk through and experience each distinct area. Derby College Horticulture Lecturer Mike Baldwin tells us what visitors can expect when they enter the Revelation Garden;
‘They pass the four horses, galloping out of the gates, through the water rill and the Catalpa Avenue. They enter the searching garden, complete with a cobble mosaic ammonite path, curved open metal roof, Fibonacci style bench and enter the teardrop melancholic garden. The melancholic garden has a swing seat looking across the teardrop pool to a blade water cascade mirror. They then will traverse the peace garden, with wildflowers, a large oak tree with a circular seat around it, and white flowering dogwoods. They enter a love garden, with heart stepping stones, a friendly family arbour and cottage style planting, and then into a fountain extravaganza Joy garden, with firework style planting. The public then walk back along the other side of the rill.’
A fantastic amount of work is going into this garden, it is being created by over 50 horticulture and arboriculture students ranging in age from 16 years old up to 70 years plus. The products supplied by CED Stone Group, Flat White and Flat Green Cobbles, Icelandic Pebbles and Scottish Beach Cobbles, are being used to form a pebble mosaic pathway. Mike told us, ‘The students are enjoying learning new skill creating pebble mosaics using the inverse method and the wonderful selection of cobbles that CED Stone supply.’
After BBC Gardener’s World Live, the design will be recreated at the Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival held at Belvoir Castle in July.
It has been a joy to see the students working with our cobbles and creating this beautiful feature for what we’re sure is going to be a most spectacular garden. We would like to wish Mike, all the students, and everyone else involved in the garden the very best of luck and we look forward to seeing The Revelation garden next week.