Nick Williams-Ellis Garden and Landscape Design

The Jurassic Coast Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2006

I designed this Show Garden to showcase Dorset's World Heritage Site; it was built by Marshall-James Garden Development. I took as a central theme the ammonite motif, symbol of the Jurassic Coast, and included amongst other features a 150 million year old dinosaur footprint and a Portland stone carving of a lizard. The sub-tropical planting was supplied by Abotsbury Gardens.

The garden was officially opened by Martin Clunes, a Dorset resident, and was awarded a Silver Medal. It attracted substantial television coverage and ended up being voted runner up in the BBC People's Choice award.

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