I must admit that I haven't felt as enthusiastic about the gardens as a whole this year, but I do have some favourites which I have chosen to share with you. I like the formality of the Husqvana garden above, with the exuberant planting softening the lines.
Professor Branestawm stories by Norman Hunter. A still photo doesn't do this garden justice, but the bay trees turn, the box bushes go up and down, the border in front of the building revolves and the window boxes also go up and down. I think the roof of the building also opens. There is lots of colourful planting too. It made me smile!
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I hadn't included the garden above (God's Own Country by Matthew Wilson) because the focus had been on a view of a rather large and dominant garden room, based on a window from York Minster on its side, with stained glass behind it, which I felt wasn't as attractive as it should have been. However, the TV coverage the other night looked at this garden from a different angle and I felt I had judged it rather harshly, because the planting was beautiful. The stained glass was lit up at night too, which looked lovely. Perhaps seeing it as a whole was the secret to this garden's success, as it won the People's Choice Award.