Countryfile’s 30th Anniversary Garden

Feature Garden

Did you know...

  • An incredible 12,000 plants have been used in the garden, including over 300 different varieties
  • More than 80% of the plants used are native to the British Isles
  • At more than 100 years old, the willow tree is the oldest plant
  • Garden Designer, Ann-Marie Powell was delighted to see such a wide range of wildlife visiting the garden almost as soon as it was constructed. A water beetle moved into the pond before the show was even open, and chaffinches, red admiral butterflies, bees and damselflies have been enjoying the garden's varied planting

About the garden

Celebrating 30 years of BBC’s Countryfile, this garden inspires and reconnects visitors with nature. The space explores a critically important world residing on our doorsteps as well as the wider countryside.

Visitors are offered ideas to support wildlife in their own gardens. The tiered landscape of the garden represents different areas of the British Isles, including the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales and Moors, woodlands of North Wales, coastal areas and the streams, rivers and coast of the south, as well as a nod to the landscape of Ireland.

Thanks also to Hortus Loci, CED Stone, Richard Weaver, Landscape Plus, Wildflower Meadow Turf and Gaze Burvill. 



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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.