Jo Thompson’s caravan-themed garden really touched a chord within me.  Partly because the wonderful 1950’s caravan used as the focal point of the garden reminds me of caravan holidays in my childhood.  Here, the idea is that the caravan provides a retreat in the garden for the owner.  This is something I am planning for my own garden  (not a caravan but maybe a wood cabin high up on the hillside at the top of the garden,  with a log-burner  for those chilly evenings and a verandah to sit outside  and contemplate the fabulous view over Lewes towards the South Downs).  I love the very naturalistic planting that Jo uses in her garden which includes grasses, white foxgloves, simple roses, astilbes, euphorbias – all very relaxed and inspirational.  Jo won silver-gilt – she gets gold from me!

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