Inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show

This week Ascot Racecourse unveiled six show garden designs that will be on display at it’s inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show in April 2018. Catherine MacDonald, our lead designer, has been selected to showcase a design at the show, based on a “Town and Country” theme, along with five other garden designers. Here is a short film about the Ascot Spring Garden Show.

Catherine has said:

“We’re excited that Landform Consultants are to be a part of the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show. It’s on our doorstep and the time of year means that we can showcase different ideas and planting schemes than we would normally use in some of our other show gardens that take place later in the season. The more intimate nature of the show, our garden being one of only six, also means that we will have the chance and space to talk to the showgoers and share our ideas as well as offer advice.”


Illustration for the Landform Ascot Spring Garden Show Exhibit, designed by Catherine MacDonald

Inspired by the plan view of some of the most iconic landscape schemes, the design has a stylish, geometric layout with a twist: it has been designed on a 25 degree angle to the house. The design is based on a real South London site, and will see Landform partnering with Gaze Burvill, Garden House Design and London Stone for some of the elements within the garden.

London Stone will supply the paving, as they have done so for several of our designs in recent years. Garden House Design, who collaborated with Catherine for the Squires Show Garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in 2016, are supplying a Renson Louvered Canopy, which is an innovative outdoor solution to create protection from the sun, wind and rain.

Gaze Burvill will be loaning a set from their latest dining collection – Levity. Known for their work at the cutting edge of furniture design, Gaze Burvill have designed Levity to meet the modern needs of beautiful, functional furniture to suit smaller spaces, in both town and country.

The soft structural planting will be suitable for the season and include spring bulbs and woodland plants, with blues, whites and pale yellows in the colour palette.

Catherine MacDonald’s selected design on display at the Ascot Spring Garden Show Launch, held at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

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