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derwent garden village, consett

Planting and hard landscaping in the public areas of Derwent Garden Village are the responsibility of Alan Capper of Kent Design. In 2002 Alan won a silver gilt medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for his 'chic' garden.

The gardens of our two show houses have been designed by Alan; one a cottage garden and the other more contemporary in taste. These gardens demonstrate the potential that exists to create external spaces of quality - we hope that buyers will be encouraged to make their own contribution to the greening of Consett.

Purchasers can commission Alan to provide a comprehensive garden design for their plot. However, it will be possible to buy a 'starter pack' of tree, shrub and climber at modest cost for those with tighter budgets.

Alan has designed a 'chic' garden for the 2003 Chelsea Flower Show. Titled 'Catwalk', it is themed on a fashion show with 'runway' decking, cloches as models and the vibrant colours of the planting representing the flamboyant people who attend. Rivergreen has sponsored the garden and will be bringing it back to Derwent Garden Village to place in the rear garden of one of the houses.