We are very pleased that NFU Mutual have agreed to sponsor our Show Gardens at this summers show.


Garden Designs are welcome to enter this Event. 




“Outdoor Living”


Why not come and join us in Creating a Show Garden next summer.


The area for each show garden will be 6m x 6m with no excavation (post holes will be allowed) ground membrane will be provided to build the garden on, raised beds and backdrops are allowed, running water is not available for the show gardens but water is available for filling ponds or pools, electricity is available for the garden build and with prior agreement electricity can be provided for the finished garden for lighting or a pump (we are limited to amount of power so agreement must be obtained on garden competition entry). Access to the show ground to build the garden will be available from sat 4thJune 2016 with construction being completed by 12 noon on 24th June 2016.


The theme for the show gardens is “outdoor living” to inspire the viewing public to leave the show with ideas and enthusiasm to use in their own gardens.

The use of any plants and hard materials is completely up to the garden designer ( plants and materials need to be moved without the aid of a machine)

Plants and materials can be either home grown, rented, purchased or borrowed, a £300 payment will be given to each show garden team to help with the cost of building, the payment will be available after the show.


As well as this payment the show garden designers can seek sponsors and sponsorship can be advertised on the show garden.


The gardens will be judged in the “Chelsea style” on horticultural merit and not against each other.


Points will be awarded for plant use,plant quality and quantity, colour, planting, landscaping and overall construction.



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Nigel Dyson

Abbots Ripton Hall Garden Show

Bentley Manor

Little Bentley


CO7 8SE 


Or Tel: 01206 250622 / 07802 282193 


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