Garden design set to inspire

Published:  18 September, 2009

ASHBOURNE: Visitors to the Malvern Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground this month (2627 September) are set to be inspired by a garden designed and created by the winner of this year's Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship (CBMS).

Launched to nurture up-and-coming garden designers, the CBMS is a 12-month vocational garden design scheme sponsored by Bradstone, an Aggregate Industries business. 

Since winning the coveted scholarship in May, Paul Hervey-Brookes has been working alongside award winning garden designer and broadcaster Chris Beardshaw to bring his design, which is entitled the Bradstone Equinox Garden, to fruition using a host of hard landscaping products from Bradstone.

Paul's design celebrates and explores the nature of the equinox and its relationship to Autumn using physical structures and warm natural colours. Encircling the garden is a 360 degree wall using Bradstone's Countrystone walling, highlighting the ongoing cycle of nature. The design is punctuated by circular paths that cut through the planting using Bradstone's Milldale and Old Town paving.

Group chief executive of Aggregate Industries, Bill Bolsover, said: "The Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship is an important partnership for Bradstone as we are always keen to support inspirational design and fresh blood coming into the industry. Paul's garden at the Malvern Autumn Show will showcase a selection of our products, and those inspired can visit the Bradstone stand next door for expert hard landscaping advice and to purchase products for their own gardening projects."

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