Designs on show at RHS Tatton Park show

Landscape architect Katie Maude's 'urban' garden
Landscape architect Katie Maude's 'urban' garden

The finalists for the inaugural Young Landscape Contractor and Planting Designer competitions go on show at this month’s Tatton Park flower show, 20–24 July.

Each planting designer finalist has been paired with a landscape contractor finalist and tasked with creating a garden along one of three themes and soil types – urban, rural or coastal – adapting a design by Tamara Bridge.

Among the Young Planting Designer finalists is graduate landscape architect Katie Maude from Manchester-based Urban Green, who will be working with Young Landscape Contractor 2016 finalist Matt Beesley of Beesley Landscapes. Their ‘urban retreat’ is north/notheast facing and shaded by neigbouring properties, with rich/improved soil.

Also in the final are planting designer Lizzi Mills from Somerset working with landscaper Sam Hunt from Gloucestershire, creating a sunny south-facing country garden with loamy free-draining soil; and planting designer Lydia MacKey from Worcester working with Yorkshire-based Ewan Sewell, working on a coastal theme, with a sunny, windy south-west facing garden with free-draining soil.

This is the first year the Young Planting Designer Competition has been held. It aims to build upon the success of the RHS Young Designer competition, seeking emerging talent from landscape and planting design. There will be one planting and one contractor winner. The competition is sponsored by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)

Tickets for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park are available here

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