Pleased is an understatement for how I feel today – elated is probably more like it. In August I entered one of my gardens into a prestigious design competition – I thought at the time nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I designed the garden at the beginning of this year and it was built by RHS award winning landscape contractors Platimum Gardens and Driveways in time for an open day in May to raise funds for a great local charity, the Cheshire Wildlife Fund. The entry is a courtyard garden forming part of a much larger wildlife garden at Rowley House, Kermincham, Cheshire. Next year, this and the rest of the wildlife gardens will be in the National Gardens Scheme Book (The Yellow Book) and opened in aid of local charities.
Yesterday I was contacted by Northern Design Awards 2015 notifying me that I have been nominated as a finalist in the Residential Landscaping Design Section.
Having got over the initial shock of achieving a finalist nomination, which is fantastic, I got to thinking what, if by chance, I actually WON it? Blimey, wow, flipping heck this would be overwhelming and quite incredible as I’ve never, ever in the 15 years I’ve been designing entered into competitions before. Fingers and toes crossed for the 30th October which is judging day. You just never know.