BBC Gardeners World Live 2019
In 2019, Alex built the headline garden show garden at BBC Gardeners World Live
She won a Platinum award and the Best Show Garden!
The Watch maker’s Garden.
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a bustling, cosmopolitan area, steeped in history. In the late Victorian era the area was booming with trade as the jewellery and watchmaking industries expanded, with it being common for craftsmen to set up workshops in their back gardens to meet demand. The ‘Watchmakers Garden’ is inspired by these 19th
century back-garden horologists.
Step into the garden and you’ll step back in time into a watchmaker’s garden workshop, where the city’s iconic Chamberlain clockface is mid-production, with a workbench surrounded by original tools and artefacts. Outside of the rustic building, the garden is bursting with heirloom and heritage vegetables, including some varieties which would actually have been grown as far back as the Victorian era, herbs growing alongside traditional cottage garden plants and self-seeded native flowers. Unkempt grass areas surround the space, with rustic paths and fencing along with nasturtiums and climbing peas scrambling up posts. Trees and shrubs border the garden, giving a mature feel, as well as screening the boundaries whilst reclaimed and weathered materials are used to create an authentic effect.
Cheshire Demolition and Excavation Contractors
Vande Mortel – Bricks and brick slips http://www.vandemoortel-bricksandpavers.com/
JQBID (Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District) https://jewelleryquarter.net/jqbid/
Odeon Antiques – Antiques https://odeonantiques.co.uk/
St Paul’s Church (loan of jewellers equipment) https://www.stpaulsjq.church/
Stanley’s Jewellers (loan of jewellers equipment) https://www.stanleysjewellers.co.uk/
La Mons Jewellery (loan of jewellers equipment)
Rolawn – turf and compost
RPG Herbs Ltd – plants
Deepdale Trees – plants
www.DiscoverOutpost.com – advertising
Birmingham Peaky Blinders (Peakies.now2017) – Peaky blinders
Stonebarn Landscapes and Terry Porter – plants
www.WildflowerTurf.co.uk – wildflower meadow
Stan Whitehurst at www.Signcraft.co.uk
– Sign writing
The Attic at Cheshire Demolition
Tom Smith Plants – Mature fruit trees