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The Warner Edwards Garden

By garden designer Kate Savill & Tamara Bridge. Inspired by its home on Falls Farm in Northamptonshire, ‘The Warner Edwards Garden’ reflects the surrounding landscape of the farm.

The Warner Edwards Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Kate Savill

The garden includes a host of elements that hark back to its roots including: planting based on the farm’s botanical garden and hedgerows; a stone wall built from Northamptonshire stone to mimic the farm’s walls;a water feature representing the natural spring where water is taken for distillation; bee boles symbolising the farm’s apiary; and copper seating designed to represent the Warner Edwards stills Curiosity and Satisfaction.

The Warner Edwards Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Kate Savill

Working with garden designers Tamara Bridge and Kate Savill, both winners of the RHS Young Designer of the Year, Warner Edwards has chosen over 40 different plant varieties for the garden – all either botanical, wild-life friendly or edible. A selection of the chosen plants reflects the ingredients used in the creation of Warner Edwards naturally-flavoured gins, including rhubarb, elderflower and sloes. The garden also boasts a host of plants that have been chosen for their highly aromatic and flavoursome characters, providing the perfect garnish for gin. Bee-friendly planting is also a big focus for the garden and a big proportion of the planting will belong to the Lamiaceae plant family, which has been proven to not only be a fantastic source of nectar for bees but beneficial for their overall health too.

The Warner Edwards Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Kate Savill

Edwards ongoing commitment to protecting pollinators and safeguarding the countryside, something that the whole team is particularly passionate about and that echoes their work back at the farm, planting local wildflower meadows and providing packs of wildflower seeds with every bottle of their Honeybee Gin.  

The Warner Edwards Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Kate Savill

Beyond the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will be relocated to Falls Farm, where it will be incorporated into existing botanical garden to be enjoyed by distillery tour visitors for years to come. Over time the ingredients harvested in the garden will also be used in the creation of Warner Edwards gin and will also be served up to garnish their signature gin and tonics.

Plant list

Tree

Rhamnus cathartica

 

Hedge

Acer campestre
Rosa canina
Sambucus nigra
Juniperus communis
Prunus spinosa
Hedera helix

 

Shrubs

Salvia officinalis
Rosmarinus officinalis
Thymus herba-barona
Thymus 'Fragrantissimus'
Thymus citriodorus

 

Perennials

Alchemilla mollis
Viola odorata
Myrrhis odorata
Aquilegia bertolonii
Melissa officinalis
Allium schoenoprasum
Origanum vulgare
Mentha pulegium
Tanacetum vulgare
Hesperis matronalis
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Fragaria vesca
Linum perenne
Chenopodium bonus-henricus
Dahlia 'Twyning's Aniseed'
Geranium 'Terre Franche'
Hebe 'Rhubarb and Custard'
Asperula orientalis
Eucomis comosa 'Cornwood'
Carex sylvatica
Calamintha nepeta

 

Meadow

Primula vulgaris
Prunella vulgaris
Sanguisorba minor
Achillea x huteri
Viola arvensis

 

Weeds

Taraxacum officinale
Urtica dioica
Cerastium fontanum

 

Annual and Biannual

Angelica archangelica
Atriplex hortensis var. rubra
Borago officinalis
Anethum graveolens
Coriandrum sativum
Silybum marianum
Alliaria petiolata
Salvia verbenaca
Designed by Kate Savill

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