Top award at county show
Longstock Park Nursery Partners Harko Biesheuvel and Dave Roberts were thrilled to win four awards at this summer’s New Forest and Hampshire County Show for their show garden, Tranquillity. Longstock Park Nursery’s show garden was awarded Large Gold, Best Show Garden Centaur Trophy, the Banksian Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society and the Henry Compton Cup for Best Commercial Exhibit in Show.
Harko visited the show last year and felt that Longstock Park Nursery could do a lot better than the show gardens on display – it turns out he was right! The garden was a mix of hard and soft landscaping, and was designed to give the impression of age and maturity. “We used moss in the cracks of the patio to soften the hard edges, and the water element links with the Longstock Park Water Garden,” said Dave.
Show President Alan Titchmarsh added: “It’s a lovely garden. They called it Tranquillity, and you can see everyone around it going ‘ahhh’. It really is beautiful.”
Connections, September 2012