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The Stockman’s Retreat: WorldSkills London 2011, Team UK

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Designed by
Chris Beardshaw

Built by a team of young people, under the direction of Harry Turner of Askham Bryan College and Chris Beardshaw, the garden has been designed to demonstrate world class standards in all aspects of planting and hard-landscape skills.

Featuring woodland and a flowering meadow, a stockman’s retreat and traditional walling, the garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, showcases the skills that Team UK will be demonstrating when they compete at the world’s largest skills competition − WorldSkills London 2011 (5−8 October). Find out more and try bite-sized tasters of plant-related skills by visiting the adjacent “Have a Go” stand.

Expert commentary by Phil Clayton - Features Editor of The Garden

This garden features a mix of sumptuous perennials towards the front. Particularly eye-catching are yellow trumpets of day lilies Hemerocallis and scarlet Monarda positioned alongside Lysimachia with its dark purple foliage and yellow flowers.

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Congratulations to Stockman's Retreat - World skills, winners of the People's Choice award for show gardens.

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