Kate's award winning 2019 show garden at Little Bentley Hall
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Finding inspiration at Chelsea Flower Show 2017
2015 planting design
Kate Cox Garden Design and Consultation (Formerly Border Designs) is a business born of a passion for plants and love of good design.
Kate has a Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture from Writtle College where she was named Best Student on the course. She received an award from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, London, in recognition of this work.
In 2016 she produced a winning garden design for RHS Hyde Hall, judged by Chelsea Gold winner Adam Frost, and won a silver award with her Writtle team at the Olympia Ideal Home Show garden design competition.
She is based in Colchester, Essex and is a regular volunteer at The Beth Chatto Gardens, helping to maintain and propagate the plants in this internationally admired garden.
2016 Ideal Home Show Garden
2018 planting design
I'm delighted to have created an award winning show garden at Little Bentley Hall Garden Show this spring 2019
Influenced by my visit to Japan a year ago, with fabric noren doorway curtains and a still reflective pool, surrounded by Trovia UK's Toscana Smoke paving, as the quiet heart of the garden.
The planting is naturalistic with the emphasis on different leaf forms, with a few star flowering plants for impact, many kindly loaned by The Beth Chatto Gardens Nursery.
Live edge yew and oak benches created by Stuart Simpson Joinery contrast with a playful tiipii swing bed supplied by Fenwick Colchester.
Visitors enjoyed the restful atmosphere created by the garden.
I’m really excited to be one of five business selected to have a week’s trading in Fenwick, Colchester in Spring 2019.
I’ll be in store offering advice on gardening and garden design to customers. Come by and say hello!
I’ll have my diary with me too so you can book an appointment for a design consultation visit, gardening tuition or for me to take a look at any problem areas in your garden to offer suggestions. Watch this space for dates!
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