We have been invited by the NSALG and BDAC to complete a show garden at this year’s Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham. The garden is part of the “Edible Patches” competition and was designed by one of our plot holders. Most of the plants were grown from seed, by a small number of our plot holders. Our garden represents what we are trying to do at Court Lane Allotments, complete with apple tree, beehive, pond and a variety of herbs and wild flowers to increase biodiversity, which is the ethos behind the Community Garden redevelopment. Our garden is entitled “A Tasty Little Space” and gives a snapshot of all the wonderful produce that can be grown in a small space.
We are delighted that the Edible Patches gardens have been awarded a RHS Silver Gilt medal. Members of the public are also encouraged to vote for whichever of the eight gardens is their favourite. Updated to add: We were thrilled that GWL visitors voted us their favourite of the 8 Edible Patches. We received a commemorative engraved glass dish as a prize. Thank you to everyone who voted.
Photos of the garden can be seen below and you can download design plan here.