Victor and Roz Henry have just won the Belfast Telegraph’s “Blooming Marvellous” competition in the “Large Urban Garden” category which brought with it a £1,000 prize.
Well done to Victor and Roz!
Initially, Victor and Roz had to submit a set of photographs and a written description of their garden. This led to their garden being short listed for a visit from the judges, Averil Milligan, Head Gardener at Rowallane and garden designer, Trevor Edwards. The judges were impressed and reported as follows in the Belfast Telegraph:
Averil said: “There was an exotic feel even before entering this garden as colourful plants bordered the gravel and spilled out of pots. The gate immediately took your eye up to a pergola above and wooden shelving on a wall giving vertical elements immediately in a clever way.“Beyond the luscious lawn a decking area awaited with a pond behind. The eye is drawn around the site by a soft blue palette of wooden structures, glass or plants.“A gate leads onto a path of crunchy gravel leading to a summerhouse. The unusual planting complemented the whole garden, softening edges and creating a sense of surprise throughout.”Trevor added: “Roz and Victor Henry’s garden was a charming, intimate experience filled with many choice shrubs and plants framed within a number of well-structured compartments.The report in the newspaper also carried an interview with Victor which you may wish to view.Congratulations to Victor and Roz and every enjoyment with their prize.
Photographs from Victor and Roz with text from Paddy Tobin – with great help from The Belfast Telegraph.