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APL - A Place to Meet Garden

The garden is designed by Cherry Carmen Garden Design, and the main contractor on the garden is Kebur Landscape Division. 

APL - A Place to Meet Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 designed by Cherry Carmen Garden Design

The garden is however a true APL community build, with a total of 18 different member companies* involved in the garden, including the apprentices currently on the APL Apprenticeship scheme. 

APL - A Place to Meet Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 designed by Cherry Carmen Garden Design

A Place to Meet showcases how to fuse the hard lines of contemporary construction with soft waves of naturalistic planting at home, revealing how small spaces can be modern and functional, while beneficial to nature.

APL - A Place to Meet Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 designed by Cherry Carmen Garden Design

The garden provides areas to sit, relax, enjoy and entertain on balmy summer evenings, with a private plunge pool to soak away the stresses of hot summer days. Water features are used in the garden, demonstrating how typical materials are used in alternative ways to create focal points and features.

APL - A Place to Meet Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 designed by Cherry Carmen Garden Design

Wildlife-friendly planting generates plenty of interest for pollinators and plants softer textures help soften the harder lines of the contemporary build.

Plant list

Angelica archangelica
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea'
Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead'
Pimpinella major 'Rosea'
Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream'
Ranunculus acris
Filipendula ulmaria
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder'
Zanthoxylum simulans
Daucus carota 'Dara'
Stipa ichu
Verbena hastata