The Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut garden is a nostalgic, relaxing, Dorset wild flower garden, featuring the first shepherd’s hut to be exhibited in a show garden at RHS Chelsea.
The hut was hand built to fit the garden area by Richard Lee of Plankbridge Hutmakers. He used Plankbridge’s authentic Victorian designs with some unique design additions, including the curved door and two inch thick steam bent oak ceiling ribs.
The show garden is designed by triple RHS Gold Medal winners Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith They specialise in naturalistic planting and beautiful, nostalgic gardens. Woolcott & Smith share the same love for craft, beauty and attention to detail as the Plankbridge team
Plants to look out for include the Southern Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa), which grows abundantly at Plankbridge, plus rare heritage vegetable varieties grown from seed kindly donated by the Heritage Seed Library, part of Garden Organic, the UK’s largest organic gardening charity. Varieties include runner beans ‘Blackpod’ and ‘Fry’ plus ‘Convent Garden’ beetroot. The ‘Convent Garden’ beetroot was first described in 1885.

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