St Albans landscape company featured in borders display at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this week

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 June 2016

Fire and Ice, designed by Martin Lines, garden designer for Lanwarne Landscapes

Fire and Ice, designed by Martin Lines, garden designer for Lanwarne Landscapes

Archant

Everything is coming up roses for a local landscape company which is exhibiting at BBC Gardeners’ World Live event in Birmingham this week.

Lanwarne Landscapes, which was named Britain’s best company in the Federation of Small Businesses’ annual awards in 2014, has been selected as one of nine garden designers who will be creating Beautiful Borders at the show at the NEC from tomorrow (Thursday) to Sunday, June 16-19.

Martin Lines, who is the garden designer for the company set up in St Albans by James Lanwarne over a decade ago, was inspired by Robert Frost’s poem Fire and Ice in which he questions whether the world will end because of desire or hate.

With a central sculpture from Christian Funnell, who regularly exhibits at the Childwickbury Arts Fair, the garden uses colour, form and texture to symbolise the central themes.

The show border is being sponsored by the British Red Cross which, as a global network responding to many humanitarian crises across the world, is the inspiration for the piece.

More news stories

1 minute ago

A former St Albans scout leader who subjected a child to ‘sickening’ abuse has been jailed.

St Albans patients are among more than 20,000 in the Herts Valleys who are waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures reveal.

07:53

A crash and a broken down vehicle near the M25’s Potters Bar junction have been causing delays anticlockwise this morning.

Yesterday, 15:00

It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but is it really for everyone?

CountryPhile

I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards