Show Gardens | Southport Flower Show 2014

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2017  |  Opening Times: 10am - 6pm (5pm Sunday)

01704 547 147

Show Gardens

If you would like to exhbit at the show this year, please contact Clare Mason on 01704 547147 or email

Our show gardens are one of our most popular show attractions. 94% of visitors make a bee-line to them to pick up inspiration, ideas and find professionals to help them improve their own gardens at home.

For Landscapers and Garden Designers, August is a great time to do a show garden. Demand is not as frantic as spring time, and with thousands of visitors coming to the show it gives you the perfect opportunity to showcase your work to prospective clients - and say hello to previous clients.

With thanks to C & W Berry Ltd for supplying the sand and cement.


L + T Stone and Landscape Supplies LTD 
Tel: 01942 497997 
Mob: 07770 996645 
Title: Quarry Garden
A large rock face as would be in a quarry, using native rock from local quarry, which will be cut and shaped by ourselves. Incorporating a pond and patio area flowing into gravel. 

Rose Gardens - Liverpool 
Tel: 0151 281 1120 
Mob: 07824 808989 
Facebook: Rose Gardens
Title: Mediterranean Delight 
This garden is designed to enjoy the sun with its mostly Mediterranean style of plants with the sparkle of sunlight on the tumbling waters. It will invoke the joy of holidays in the sun and with the gentle sound of falling waters, create an ambience to relax and enhance the spirits whilst lounging on beautifully paved areas. This garden is designed and shown in its smallest layout but can be increased in size and format, according to the available garden dimensions. 

Peter Tinsley Landscaping
Tel: 01704 841063 
Mob: 07754 665754 
Title: A Rock and Water Garden 
A rock and water garden with colourful planting. This garden would more often be used as an added feature in most gardens. The many types of stone make it adaptable to most areas. Always very pleasing on the eye. 

S. J. Pey Landscapes
Tel: 01704 635250
Mob: 07510 281795
Facebook: S.J.Pey Landscapes
Title: A Terraced Garden
A classic terraced garden comprising of 3 patio areas, each area being just as functional as the next. With each area being on a different level, the garden could give you a sense of tranquility whilst at the same time be ideal for entertaining. 

S Marsden Plastering & Building
Tel: 01704 514415
Mob: 07901 538069
Facebook: S Marsden Plastering & Building
Title: NALA
A small coutyard garden trapped inbetween painted, rendered buildings. A slice of heaven in a busy mediterranean city. Centre piece of running water to drown out the sound of morning commuters. Scented plants around two built in seats. Patio to compliment the garden. 

Muddy Boots/Clare’s Gardens
Tel: 01704 510665
Mob: 07701 039305
Title: Été en Provence
Designed to complement a holiday home in Provence, our garden this year is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Easy-care, drought-tolerant planting is combined with limestone paving and walling to create that Provençale feel. White render, stylish furniture and a luxurious dipping pool add freshness, space and light. It’s the place to be on hot, summer days! 

Dyslexia Innovators
Designed by Abram Gardens 
Tel: Collin Abram: 07761 028909
Facebook: Dyslexia Innovators
Title: Pathways to Dyslexia
The Dyslexia Innovators garden explains the journey of a dyslexic person. The pathway on the left of the garden represents a life before diagnosis, with several metaphors representing difficulties experienced. The planting here is a dark colour-scheme. The back of the garden is built up to show a 'head above the clouds' structure, with a large bust placed above a bed of white flowers. This represents the insight and freedom which a diagnosis of dyslexia can bring. The right of the garden represents life post-diagnosis, with a bright colour-scheme and metaphors representing the positive, innovative aspects of dyslexia. The garden has been designed by Dyslexia Innovators, a group of adults with dyslexia, who are based in Liverpool. The garden also showcases the abilities of two of our members, dyslexic landscape gardener Collin Abram and horticulturist Ian Lowe. We recognize that living with this hidden disability brings high levels of stress and anxiety. Dyslexia Innovators aim to bring adults with dyslexia together to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and social isolation and promote networks of support through wellbeing events, where people feel safe to share stories and explore strengths. 

Mook Gardens & The Lowry
Tel: 01704 551144 (MG)
      0843 208 6000 (TL)
Mob: 07831 793074

Twitter: @mookgardens
Facebook: Mook Gardens
               The Lowry Salford
Title: Truly Scrumptious
Chitty, Chitty flying in (on a backdrop) over a Mediterranean Garden

Bella Vista Gardens
Mob: 07815 128939
Facebook: Bella Vista Garden Design
Title: Al Fresco
An outdoor dining area, using natural stone. 

McNair Landscapes
Mob: 07711 026617
Facebook: McNair Landscapes 
Title: A Simpler Time
This garden is designed for a young professional couple, who love to enjoy the outdoors but haven't got the time to maintain it. A sense of rustic with a hint of contemporary design.


C & W Berry Ltd
Mob: 01772 431216
Twitter: @CandWBerry
Facebook: CW Berry
Title: Una veduta dell'albero d'ulivo (A view of the olive tree)
C&W Berry Ltd is an independent builders merchant that have traded in the North West for over 60years. We have advertised our business in several ways over the years but decided that this year we would show people what could be achieved using materials available from ourselves. After liaising with one of our top garden design customers Andy Kirman of Kirman Design we came up with, what we think is an excellent interpretation of the design brief: A Mediterranean Garden. This included porcelain paving, shade to eat under the pergola and the introduction of water surrounding an olive tree.

It was then down to working with our suppliers: Global Stone to supply the porcelain paving & Denbigh Timber who took Andy’s vision of a bespoke fence and pergola and made it a reality. In addition Longrake Aggregates supplied suitable stone and with the assistance of Bents Garden Centre (Warrington) the focal point olive tree was sourced.

We hope that visitors to our garden will observe products and designs that will inspire them to look at new and bespoke items and see that all merchants do not offer the same level of product or service.

Lovania Nurseries
Tel: 01772 421667
Mob: 07590 928759
Title: Outdoor inspiration 
This medium sized  garden has been designed to encompass all aspects of family life from alfresco dining and entertaining to grow you’re your own and  childs play. The garden comprises three levels, a sun top terrace for relaxing, a sunken area for entertaining and dining and a snug room for the whole family to enjoy irrespective of the weather which is accessed through an amazing ‘flower tunnel’

Key features of the garden are:
• Children’s entertaining, bug hotels, sandpits, grow your own and miniature fairy gardens
• Adults roof top garden made out of recycled pallets
• Three different levels sunken garden, snug room and roof top
• Flower tunnel
• Al fresco family dining
• Two Green living walls
• Portable modular building blocks based on a logo theme

John Laking Gardens
Tel: 01524 851428
Mob: 07756 218 467
Title: A La Playa
A La Playa (To the Beach)
Inspired by gardens found, mainly away from tourist areas. Attached to coastal dwellings built adjacent to the mediterranean coast road, on the seawood side with the garden leading onto the beach. Often old fisherman cottages now used for leisure purposes. 

Blue Light Walk
Mob: 07803 876793
Twitter: @BlueLightWalk
Facebook: Blue Light Walk
Title: 999 Strength of MIND
The Blue Light Walk Team are staff who work for our emergency services. The team are raising funds for MIND the mental health charity & Blue Light Programme, who aim to support the mental wellbeing of our blue light services. Research has shown that 1 in 4 emergency services staff have thought about committing suicide. This has to change.

On the 25th September 2016 the team will be embarking upon a 6 day walk from Scarborough to Blackpool. They will be passing through numerous cities, towns and villages, calling in at Police, Fire, Ambulance and Search and Rescue stations across the country. This is an attempt to raise awareness and offer support to emergency services staff, whilst raising vital funds for the charity.

The team would love everyone to get involved and have opened up the ‘Last Leg’ of the walk. This is a 19.1 mile walk from Broughton Ambulance HQ to Blackpool RNLI to anyone who is interested in supporting this cause. Walkers will be treated to a drink and canapes upon arrival into Blackpool and will able to watch the World Fireworks Championship Final in the evening. The team are also hosting a charity ball at the new AFC Fylde’s football stadium in Wesham near Preston, on the 1st October & we would love your support.

Gilbertson Gardening Services
Tel:01772 727026
Mob:07581 390415
FB:Gilbertson Gardening Services
Title: Breathe
Influenced by Guell Park in Barcelona, the Mediterranean landscapes of green punctuated with trees and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust strap line Life Unlimited, the garden is designed to be enjoyed from a mainly seated position, to be surrounded by plants and to have different vistas depending upon where you are sitting/facing. The vertical garden not only creates a quiet and relaxing space from where the client can look through her garden, but the vertical planting also assists in providing cleaner air, herbs, food, scent and touch. The client is keen on providing pollinator plants for the bees which will encourage birds and wildlife into her garden.

Riviera Environmental Management 
Tel: 0151 645 1357
Mob: 07576
Twitter: @ianfrwjones
Title: “A Cool Courtyard” – Bare Yard to Courtyard
A Cool Courtyard is designed to demonstrate a peaceful and relaxing Mediterranean Garden. The theme will:

• Exploit the positive aspects of dry heat while alleviating the different aspects of a hot-spot in the garden balanced by providing some shade.
• Provide a firm, paved surface for seating & outdoor dining
• Provide a safe, moving water feature for cool humidity
• Include readily available, easily grown drought & heat tolerant plants into planters and terracotta pots.

We will then transfer and up-cycle the garden by re-building it after the Show. We will be working with a community group and a team of volunteers at a Community Centre project in Wirral who will then benefit from our Design. Our view is that not all backyards are blessed with ample topsoil and some consist of little more than an area of concrete, tarmac, or a hard-packed mixture of rubble. So, our design will allow visitors at Southport Flower Show to see how we have created a stunning garden by building on what they themselves may have as a bare yard at home. The design uses raised beds for the main plantings and a selection of pots for both permanent and seasonal displays.

New Directions
Tel: 0151 934 3726 
Mob: 07973 457838 
Twitter @N_Directions
Facebook: Sefton New Directions Ltd
Title: The Lost Gardens of Atlantis 
 Based on ancient Greek mythology, the garden depicts Atlantis rising from the Mediterranean bringing a fresh start and a new beginning. Water will flow over Poseidon’s feet down the plinth across the mosaics, depicting ancient Greek life. The planting will mirror the water bubbling through the surface and ground cover will represent the waves of change. Seating is a simple bench, while pedestals at different heights display our clients creative work. Fencing is made with colour-washed, reclaimed pallet wood

The garden aims to intrigue and inspire, creating a space that can be achieved with a limited financial budget.

Rotary Clubs of Southport - Shelterbox 

Tel: 01704 220371 (David)
      01704 567962 (Dianne)
Mob: 07803 088567 (David)
        07955 004145 (Dianne)

Title: What! A Disaster Garden
A garden tastefully designed to depict one of the many disasters occurring somewhere in the world today.

It is built around the ""Shelterbox"" in action. A versatile living accommodation for shelter warmth and dignity for a family of 10 people. The pack delivers aid for quality survival for the coming weeks and months. Showing equipment to make clean water, basic cooking facilities, tools and much more.

The garden also mimics the conditions of total devastation that victims can find themselves living in through no fault of their own.