Ascot Racecourse will host six show garden designs that will be on display at its inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show, 13th to 15th April 2018. A high-quality boutique event showcasing Britain’s finest established and emerging horticultural talent, Ascot has created the Ascot Spring Garden Show – the south east of England’s first garden show of this scale in 2018 – with the gardening enthusiast in mind. The six show gardens have been curated by Andrew Fisher Tomlin, winner of the ‘Best in Show Summer Garden’ at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016, and designed and built by up-and-coming garden designers whose designs are based broadly on a ‘Town and Country’ theme.
The designers showcasing their gardens at the show are Catherine Macdonald, Landform Consultants; Kate Gould, Kate Gould Gardens; Joe Perkins, Longview Design; Pip Probert, Outer Spaces; Claudia de Yong, the Association of Professional Landscapers; and Tom Hill, Tom Hill Garden Design. Planned and designed by Stephen Bennett, former shows director at the Royal Horticultural Society, and supported by The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens at Windsor Great Park, the Ascot Spring Garden Show promises top-quality exhibitors and gardening advice, unsurpassed service and state-of the-art facilities at the historic Racecourse. An additional six gardens will be presented by students from leading horticultural colleges competing in the Young Gardeners of the Year Competition. The Complimentary talks theatre offers expert advice from gardening specialists. The Plant Village hosts a selection of high quality nurseries with plants for sale, offering the first opportunity of the gardening year to buy plants at a major horticultural show in the South East. A wide range of manufacturers and supplies will be showcasing everything you need for the garden this Spring. Essential tools and machinery to get the garden ready, garden furniture, greenhouses and outdoor buildings to make the most of the outdoor space, together with exhibitors of sculpture, stylish outdoor ornaments and garden lighting to add that finishing touch. Exhibitors have been carefully selected to present a collection of bespoke, beautiful and useful products, many not available at local garden centres.