Two Dutch garden designers have won a silver gilt medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in London for a garden based on plants used to make dyes.
The AkzoNobel Honeysuckle Blue(s) garden, sponsored by the Dutch paint and coatings manufacturer, was designed by Claudy Jongstra and Stefan Jaspers and features ordinary plants, including nettles and sorrel, in a show setting.
‘It was a complete surprise [to win],’ Jongstra told the Volkskrant. ‘It is the first time we have participated and newcomers have to prove themselves. We did lose points because the steps in our garden were slightly too high by British standards.’
The garden is to be recreated in Leeuwarden in 2018, when the Frisian city becomes Europe’s cultural capital, the Volkskrant said.
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