We are very pleased to announce our artisan garden, ‘Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been awarded a Gold Medal!
A little bit about the garden
In July 2013, a 900-year old boat, skilfully built of oak, was discovered on the Norfolk Broads. The International Boat Building Training College in Lowestoft has created a three quarter size replica for this garden. It stands on a small jetty surrounded by plants and trees native to the dykes that crisscross the grazing marshes of this region. Common reed, meadowsweet and purple and yellow loosestrife grow on a bank. In an area of shorter fenland vegetation, southern and early marsh orchid, stately royal fern and the much rarer crested buckler fern provide a backdrop to flowering herbs and vegetables.
The garden draws attention to the scenic waterways, rare flora and fauna and the boat-building skills that are such an important part of the Norfolk Broads.