We chose to look at water sustainability, with WaterAid being one the Prince’s main charities. Inspired by an episode of “One foot in the grave” where Victor Meldrew has a plant delivered to his house whilst he is out, telling them to leave it in the downstairs toilet. He comes home to find the plant has been delivered and the instructions followed literally…..the plant is actually in the toilet pan, with soil and everything!
This led to our idea to install a full bathroom suite in the garden, each its own working water feature, including a flushing toilet! Demonstrating the need to conserve water, each feature recycled water which was used throughout the entire garden. The majority of our materials and features were from reclaimed or recycled sources.
Day 1: The build begins, we arrive on site and find our plot marked out. We begin to construct the base for our garden.
Up at the crack of dawn, as the preparation for our show garden marches on. Everybody is hard at work as the garden begins to take shape.
The last few days as we get on with planting and making sure everthing works before the judges arrive.
GOLD!!…..We are awarded Gold for our show garden “The Call of Nature”