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Romance in the Ruins by Claudia Young project

Claudia’s design for the BBC Gardener’s World Show cleverly portrays the courtyard garden of an old castle, that has been left neglected for years but is now well-tended and is slowly coming back to life. This scented garden features two tumbled down turrets, with ‘ruined’ walls, enclosed on two sides by hedging. Water cascades into a small pond from the back turret. A rose-covered pergola rises above an eye-catching gravel pathway that leads visitors through the garden, or to sit down and enjoy the space on two metal benches.

The pathway was designed to match the romantic theme of the garden and is made from CED’s Golden Amber Footpath Gravel. After speaking with CED Stone’s newest depot, Corfe Stone based in Hooton, Cheshire, Claudia chose the gravel for its lovely, slightly crumbly texture, knowing it would fit well with the Medieval look of the garden.

Designer: Claudia de Yong

Contractor: Big Fish Landscapes and Twig

Sponsor: Wyevale

Materials: Golden Amber Footpath Gravel

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