It’s all been leading to this!  The final day of assessors and judges visiting the garden, and boy did they visit!  At 8:30 this morning we were shooed off the garden and had to sit anxiously drinking coffee while the panel poured over every detail of our design.  Upon returning to the garden when we thought it safe, we were met with another group of judges!  In total it appears about 14 people visited and scrutinized the garden…the more the merrier!

Now we can sigh with relief as we’ve reached the finish line.  The judging is over and we’ve done all we can!  I’m so proud of our work, and can honestly say the garden is a space I would be very happy to live in (certainly would beat our 3 weeks of camping!).

With the meadow and the softness of the surrounding planting, together with the strong geometry of the layout, the garden achieves a wonderful balance, and feels completely at home in both a rural and urban setting.  The juxtaposition between the aesthetics has been achieved exactly as we intended, and that is the best result we could hope for.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow!