Gardeners’ Garden 2018
At last we can reveal the winners of our garden competition sponsored by Cobra!
To find out more about the prizes our winners chose please visit www.cobragarden.co.uk
WINNER: Pamela Gray
Prize: £1,000-worth Cobra Garden equipment
Location: Knaphill, Surrey
Garden size: 24x10m (80x35ft) and 10x8m (35x27ft)
Site: South facing
Soil: Bagshot sand (very well drained)
Overview: Small suburban garden with bright bedding displays to the front and mixed planting at the back, with immaculate veg garden, ‘jungly’ area and oval garden with arbour seats in sun and shade. Most of the plants have been grown from cuttings and seed. Features include ornamental pond, mature trees and shrubs, garden rooms, veg patch.
2nd place: Sarah Rayner
Prize: £500-worth of Cobra Garden equipment
Location: Mount Bures, Essex
Garden size: One acre
Site: Exposed ridge, south facing
Overview: Farmhouse with stunning views of rolling countryside. Garden flows between different planting areas using exciting divisions and paths. Decorative ornaments add personality and focal points.
Features include: Bug hotel, log piles, decorative ideas, topiary, container planting, garden rooms.
3rd place: Mary & Iain Hayter
Prize: £250-worth of Cobra Garden equipment
Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Garden size: Third of an acre
Site: East facing
Soil: Neutral-acidic clay
Overview: Semi-rural garden divided into formal ornamental and working areas, with raised summerhouse and water feature/stream. Front garden has a formal reflecting pond and statue. Perennial beds form concentric pattern with grass paths.
Features include: Posts and obelisks used to create height; pond with waterfall and stream effect; four water features in total.