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The Copella Plant and Protect Garden

By landscape designer Sadie May Stowell. Copella has joined forces for the second year running with award-winning landscape designer, Sadie May Stowell, to raise awareness of the plight of English apple varieties.

The Copella Plant and Protect Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

The garden itself has been created to celebrate the beauty and diversity of English apples and to encourage people to plant and protect their own apple trees, following the decline of English apple orchards; more specifically, the decrease in demand for traditional English varieties.

The Copella Plant and Protect Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

Focusing on the continuous cycle of life, decay and regeneration in an apple orchard, the layout echoes the natural shape of apples and apple tree leaves.

The Copella Plant and Protect Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

The Plant and Protect Garden aims to illustrate the life cycle of the apple, reflecting this in features such as a rolling earth mound, inspired by a fallen apple, from which a wooden sculpture rises; this symbolises new life emerging from decay and the constant regeneration present in orchards.

The Copella Plant and Protect Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

Young apple trees will be planted either side of the garden, including Cox's Orange Pippin and James Grieve – just two of the many English apple varieties used to make Copella apple juice. These young trees highlight the need for the continued replanting, maintenance and regeneration of English apple orchards.

The Copella Plant and Protect Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2011

Plants list    

Shrubs & Trees:
Acer campestre                   
Corylus avellana                   
Malus domestica ‘James Grieve’           
Malus domestica ‘Bramley’                   
Malus domestica ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’                                      

Perennials:                           
Achillea ‘Summer Pastiles’               
Anthemis ‘Sauce Hollondaise’   
Briza media                           
Chaemerion angustifolium ‘Album’   
Deschampsia caespitosa ‘Goldtau’                           
Geranium pratense ‘Jolly Bee’               
Malva moschata                       
Penstemon ‘Husker Red’           
Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’               
Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta’                       
Trifolium rubens   
Trifolium ochroleucon                   
Angelica gigas           

Annuals:                   
Agrostemma githago ‘Ocean Pearl’
Amerboa muricata                       
Ammi majus                           
Hordeum jubatum           
Papaver ‘Bridal White’                   
Scabiosa ‘Oxford Blue’           
Silene dioica ‘Confetti’       
Silene dioica