Celebration of Caravanning
The starting point and inspiration for this design is Doris, a mid-1950s aluminium caravan now tucked away in a sheltered and southerly corner of the garden. The garden is a relaxing space for the owner to use as a retreat; beautiful birch Betula albosinensis ‘Fascination’ tower over a palette of pink and cream planting that includes roses, salvias, irises and grasses.
Jo Thompson: episode 1
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Designer Jo Thompson on creating 'A Celebration of Caravanning'.
Jo Thompson tentatively watches Doris the caravan take its position.
Jo takes us round her completed Celebration of Caravanning garden
Tactile details such as timber decking and sandstone paths, and a water rill that doubles as a wine chiller, encourage barefoot exploration of the garden. There are plenty of places to pause and enjoy the view with undulating timber benches and a hammock, partially screened by reclaimed timber posts.