BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

27 November 2014
TV and radioDirectory A to ZTalkLifestyleGardening homepage

BBC Homepage
TV and radio

Contact Us

Best Courtyard Garden
The Old Gate

This garden is the winner of the BBC RHS People's Award for small Gardens 2007.

Design inspiration

Jonathan Smith and Adam Woolcott"Our garden is based on a 1930's to 1940's farmyard. The overall purpose of the garden is to create a sense of nostalgia while incorporating three other main elements which are the preservation of heritage fruit and vegetable varieties and the use of indigenous wildflowers and cultivated perennials to create a diverse range of plants that will support wildlife such as birds and insects. The final element is the protection of the environment by using entirely reclaimed or recycled materials. We have an old red brick wall, lean-to shelter, stable block path and milk churn water feature together with a number of old tools and paraphernalia adding to the period feel."

Designers, Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith

The BBC is not responsible for content on external websites.

Return to the Small gardens index.

In Lifestyle

Pest and Disease Identifier
Plant finder
Virtual garden

Elsewhere on

Gardeners' Question Time

Elsewhere on the web

Royal Horticultural Society
The BBC is not responsible for content on external websites


For local weather enter a UK postcode:
Latest: forecast

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy