A garden which has brought the Peter Rabbit illustrations to life has won a gold award at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at Bowness took the accolade for creating a herb garden based on the well-known drawings, complete with radish patch, vegetable garden and Peter himself hiding in a watering can.
The entry was the idea of Richard Lucas, garden designer at the Bowness attraction, who worked with Staffordshire plant nursery, Hooks Green Herbs, to create the display for the Grand Pavilion.
The garden features culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables, wild flowers and some cottage garden favourites too, along with Mr McGregor’s greenhouse as well as walls that replicate the Lake District slate from the original illustrations.
10:10am Wednesday 6th April 2011
A POPULAR visitor attraction in Bowness is in the running for a prestigious award for excellence.
Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House project by Lakeland Arts Trust – one of Britain's finest surviving arts and crafts house by M.H.Baillie Scott - has been shortlisted from hundreds of entries for an award at the national Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence.
Comedienne and broadcaster Sue Perkins will announce the 11 lucky winners at a ceremony at Westminister on May 11.
The Awards applaud projects ranging from groundbreaking achievements of national institutions to those crafted with limited resources and budget and winners will be selected by a panel of judges including Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museums and Sam Mullins, Director, London Transport Museum and other leading sector professionals.