Pershore-based Styling Homes and Gardens has designed a Festival Garden and is offering local people the chance to win two tickets to view the garden first-hand at RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Inspiration for the garden, which is being sponsored by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has been drawn from Worcestershire’s blend of technology with agriculture, and history with cutting-edge inventions, to celebrate the diversity and horticultural beauty of Worcestershire as well as innovation within the County.
Some of the garden’s impressive features include; life-size sheep sculptures made from wire as sheep were important to Worcestershire’s economy in the middle ages, a black and white colour scheme to reflect the world’s oldest continually published newspaper, the Berrow’s Journal, with a circular seating area that represents the concentric rings of a telescope and granite setts depicting the solar panels on a satellite designed at Malvern Hills Science Park.
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival takes place between 5-8 May and will attract approximately 90,000 people over four days and will be viewed by approximately 2.2 million people via BBC2’s Gardeners’ World.
Styling Homes and Gardens’ Creative Director, Nikki Hollier, who studied horticulture at Pershore College, has designed and is project managing the construction of the ‘Hidden Gems of Worcestershire’ garden. As well Worcestershire LEP, a number of businesses are sponsoring the garden, including; Geomet, Digby Stone, Readyhedge, Frank P Matthews and Gardens 2 You. Those who sign up to receive the Styling Homes and Gardens monthly newsletter at www.borderinabox.net by 27 April 2016 will be included in a prize draw to win a pair of RHS Malvern Spring Festival tickets.
Nikki Hollier, Creative Director of Styling Homes and Gardens, said: “As somebody that lives and works in Worcestershire, I am very excited to give people the opportunity to view what will be a very special tribute to the County.”
“I would encourage local people to enter the prize draw to win a pair of tickets and if you are visiting the show, please come and see my interpretation of some of the County’s impressive hidden gems. I would also like to thank all of my sponsors for their support.”
Gary Woodman, Executive Director of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We continue to work with all organisations to profile the County as a dynamic, creative and innovative economy which is proud of its heritage.
“The Hidden Gems of Worcestershire show garden provides a fantastic display of some of Worcestershire’s unique achievements and innovations as well as the County’s impressive history and I would encourage you to attend the show, which once again promises to be a fantastic event, to view the garden first-hand.”
The winner for the competition will be chosen at random on Thursday 28 April and will be notified by email. For further information on the sponsorship opportunities available for this project, contact Nikki Hollier by phoning 01386 553803 or email Nikki@borderinabox.net.