Paul Hervey-Brookes

Paul invited down under

Gloucestershire designer Paul Hervey-Brookes will be taking a little bit of England down under next year.

The award-winning designer has been invited to create a large garden at the Melbourne International Flower Show in March, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.

Paul, who lives at Berkeley, was thrilled to be asked to take part in what is the largest horticultural show in the southern hemisphere.

“I was delighted to be invited and am looking forward to creating a modern classic English-styled garden.”

Paul Hervey-Brookes
Paul Hervey-Brookes on his 2013 Chelsea garden

He is planning to use a mix of cultivated plants and Australian natives in a natural-look herbaceous meadow. Alongside will run an avenue of large, containerised trees that sweep towards a modern wooden retreat.

“It’s great to be able to work with a local team in Australia who will help bring this garden to life,” he said. “It’s large and looks simple while actually being quite complicated.”

Paul, who started his design career with a garden at the Malvern Autumn Show in 2008, is no stranger to international events; previous successes include gold at the Gardening World Cup in Japan and The Philadelphia Flower Show.

This year, he took gold and Best in Show at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show and has also been awarded top medals at Chelsea and other RHS events.

The Melbourne International Flower Show runs from March 16-20.

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