Twist to gar­den de­sign comp

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - THE GUIDE -

FLORA and fauna fans will have the chance to see some show­stop­ping gar­dens in the heart of Peter­bor­ough this sum­mer.

Vis­i­tors to the East of Eng­land Show will be wowed by this year’s gar­den de­sign com­pe­ti­tion, which is tak­ing on a new twist for 2012.

Not only will mem­bers of the public be able to get up close and per­sonal with five in­cred­i­ble gar­dens – which will be de­signed es­pe­cially for the East of Eng­land Show­ground event - but two lucky win­ners will have the chance to take one home.

Show or­gan­is­ers have teamed up with Ground To Gar­den and Bet­ta­land Prod­ucts that cre­ate gar­dens through com­puter-aided de­sign (CAD).

The in­no­va­tive process al­lows cus­tomers to give the di­men­sions of their gar­den to the com­pany who per­form an on­screen drop and drag method to give a vir­tual look at what the gar­den will look like.

A CAD de­sign is pro­duced - com­plete with cost­ings and ma­te­ri­als re­quired – and ev­ery­thing you need to recre­ate it di­rect to your door, from herba­ceous peren­ni­als to hard land­scap­ing.

And the sys­tem will be put into ac­tion at the show from July 6 to 8. Five jaw-drop­ping gar­dens will be vy­ing for a the public vote.

A gar­den will be the top prize in a com­pe­ti­tion held dur­ing the show.

One of the gar­dens – a spe­cial Di­a­mond Ju­bilee themed cre­ation – will re­ceive its pre­view at the East of Eng­land Show be­fore be­ing trans­ported to the San­dring­ham Es­tate.

Show com­mit­tee chair­man, An­drew Rid­ding­ton, said: “The stun­ning dis­play gar­dens at the show have al­ways been pop­u­lar with vis­i­tors, but this year – as part of our quest to pro­vide some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent – we are tak­ing this new ap­proach, de­signed to in­spire and fuel the imag­i­na­tion of the public.”

Thou­sands of vis­i­tors are ex­pected to visit the show, which is now in its 44th year at Peter­bor­ough’s East of Eng­land Show­ground.

At­trac­tions in­clude agri­cul­tural high­lights and in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences to clas­sic cars, vin­tage trac­tors and an abun­dance of shop­ping op­por­tu­ni­ties.

There will also be a new ‘green’ themed busi­ness hub, Fri­day Ladies Day, a shop­ping vil­lage, fab­u­lous food court and more.

And for the first time, there will be an open-air con­cert on the Satur­day evening – fea­tur­ing 2011 X Fac­tor run­ner up and chart-top­per Mar­cus Collins and fel­low fi­nal­ist Janet Devlin.

For ticket pries and more in­for­ma­tion visit www. east­ofeng­land­

Visit the East of Eng­land Show and you could win a de­signer gar­den

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