Charles has been invited to design a no dig garden along with co-designer Stephanie Hafferty. The show was originally scheduled in July, then in September, but even this second attempt has had to be cancelled because of Covid. See more on the RHS site. Charles and Steph are now booked for the same show at Hampton Court Palace, in July 2021. Details to follow.
The garden will feature elements of Charles’ Homeacres garden and Steph’s allotment: weed free, no dig beds with beautiful vegetables growing. Complete with a polytunnel, garden shed and greenhouse, the garden will demonstrate to visitors the joys of the no dig method. Come and see the multisown vegetables at close spacings. Inside the poly tunnel are flowers and herbs alongside aubergines and tomatoes. In the greenhouse you will see new seedlings in modules. Steph will be there for much of the time, Charles for some of it and they will be giving talks and advice.
The no dig garden will be located in the heart of the show ground. From Charles, “We are thrilled to be invited to create this garden. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the simple and beautiful no dig method to a large audience. They can see how much is possible to grow in small areas, by feeding the soil with compost and saving the work of digging”
From Steph, “We are looking forward to showing how you can grow some of your own food, year round, in an allotment garden. I am building the garden with Chris (Pennard Plants) and his team, and I’m excited about participating in the whole process of a show garden at the world’s largest garden festival. www.stephaniehafferty.co.uk