Jonathan Smith and Adam Wool­cott

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Gardening Talent -

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

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