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Tyrrells Harvest Celebration Garden

By garden designer Karen Rogers. The Tyrrells Harvest Celebration garden, designed by Karen Rogers from KR Garden Design celebrates the first potato harvest of the season, and the delicious taste of Tyrrells ‘Chips Nouveau’ (potato chips made from the season’s first potatoes).

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 Tyrrells Harvest Celebration Garden

The garden incorporates a variety of interesting plants and wildflowers that reflect the need for insect pollination for potato fruiting. The design is rustic, yet elegant, showing elements of the potato growing and chipping process initially, then building up to the celebration of the new harvest and the resulting delicious ‘Chips Nouveau’

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 Tyrrells Harvest Celebration Garden

The main structure in the garden is the ‘Harvest Celebration Area’.The wooden ‘potato shed’ at the back is a showcase for the ‘Chips Nouveau’ – leading into a solid, rustic table and benches under the pergola, where the celebration, party and all important tasting takes place.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 Tyrrells Harvest Celebration Garden

A white painted pavilion sits at the far end of the garden offering a place to dine and relax in style on late summer evenings. From here the view is of the courtyard area where a raised pond invites you to sit on its wood coping seat and enjoy the water. A pair of contemporary benches sit nearby, offering a place to catch the morning and evening sun. Local flint, traditionally used in houses and walls has been laid in sections amongst the stone paving, adding interest & texture.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 Tyrrells Harvest Celebration Garden

After the show the Pavilion is being re-sited locally at the MS Chiltern Centre, Wendover. A giant plant sale will be held after the show in the designer’s village, all profits will go to the MS Centre.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2010 Tyrrells Harvest Celebration Garden

Plants list    

Click on any of the plant names below to learn more and to add to your own plants lists.

Alchemilla mollis 
Kniphofia Tetbury Torch
Matteuccia struthiopteris  
Euphorbia mellifera  
Heuchera Obsidian  
Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau  
Molinia Transparent 
Agapanthus africanus Albus 
Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue  
Buxus sempervirens 
Sesleria nitida  
Pennisetum setaceum  
Lavandula angustifolia  
Rhaphiolepis Umbellata  
Actaea James Compton 
Hemerocallis Lemon Bells  
Sedum Karl Funkelstein 
Helenium Moorheim Beauty  
Achillea filipendulina Cloth of Gold     
Helenium Waldtraut  
Sanguisorba Tanna  
Allium sphaerocephalon    
Hosta Sum & Substance  
Jasminum Sabac     
Echinacea Tiki Torch  
Echinacea purpurea Coconut Lime  
Verbena bonariensis    
Veronicastrum virginicum Album  
Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'  
Chocolate Cosmos    
Origanum vulgare nanu  
Solanum jasminoides