CED donate pebbles for Derby College’s Revelation Garden
Post date: 13 Feb, 2019
This yearDerby College, sponsored by the DerbyMS Societybranch, are once again creating a garden forBBC Gardeners World Live.The college is local to our 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.The Chronicles of NarniaTHE GARDENEntered into the Show Garden category, The Revelation garden is a series of gardens within a garden and 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, fibonicci 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 wild flowers, 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.’The Revelation GardenA 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 right up to 70 years plus. The materials donated by CED Stone Group,Flat Green CobblesandScottish 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 supply.’After BBC Gardener’s World Live, the design will be recreated at theEnglish Country Garden Showheld at Belvior 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 in June.