The Attraction’s Peter Rabbit Herb Garden won a Gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. The Attraction joined forces with top garden designer, Richard Lucas and plant nursery Hooksgreen Herbs to create a show-stopping Peter Rabbit™ Herb Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show The garden brought to life the drawings and illustrations from Beatrix Potter’s famous little books and highlighted key iconic images from the Tale of Peter Rabbit.
This short film shows you how the garden was put together in the Great Pavilion.
Richard Lucas, garden designer explains more about the Peter Rabbit Herb Garden at Chelsea…
Hooksgreen Herbs explain a little about growing their herbs for Chelsea…
And set builder Phil Allen shows how he has built the garden’s set…
The garden featured culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables, wildflowers and some cottage garden favourites too, along with Mr McGregor’s greenhouse and theatrical walls that replicate the Lake District slate and brick walls from the original illustrations.
The garden has three distinct areas;
The Natural garden, with a “Long Scarlet” radish patch, long grass and some wild flowers. Slate is the backdrop to this part of the garden, with a slate flagstone pathway leading through to the next area.
The Greenhouse garden, featuring an old greenhouse, full of plants, pots and tools, with Peter Rabbit hiding in a watering can. An area of herbs will be planted in a herbaceous border in a cottage garden style. Red brick is used in this area of garden.
Mr. McGregor’s vegetable plot is surrounded by a clipped box hedge and has an abundance of vegetables and herbs. Just like in the classic books, Peter Rabbit’s blue jacket creates a scarecrow, whilst the gooseberry bushes that he got caught up in are not far away.