Jonathan Smith and Adam Woolcott
Plot Artisan garden AR567. Sponsor World Horse Welfare. Contractor Conway Landscapes. Theme A garden that highlights the plight of neglected horses and their rescue.
The theme of this charity-sponsored garden suits this duo’s flair for detailed native planting in rustic settings. Reclaimed brick, stable floor blocks and slate roof tiles are used to create the derelict corner of the garden where toxic plants, such as ragwort and spear thistle, and discarded barbed wire, pose dangers to a neglected horse. Once rescued, it can enjoy life in the meadow, with shade from a Spanish chestnut and shelter from a native hedge. The perennial meadow is a mix of native grasses and delicate flowers, such as meadow buttercup, with flag irises and marsh marigolds along the stream. The full-size horse is sculpted from horse shoes by Tom Hill. Contact 01279 755965, woolcottandsmith.com