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About Alan Gardner
Alan Gardner was born into the urban jungle of Birmingham. At the age of fifteen he was inspired to take up gardening when he was bought a cactus. From then on he filled his parents’ back garden with bedding plants and greenhouses and started using the plants he had grown at show gardens.
Recognised for his startlingly original approach to landscape, with flowing turf installations that contrast sharply with dramatic man-made constructions, Alan Gardner has created 32 award-winning RHS show gardens. This includes a gold medal at Tatton Park for ‘Through the Square Window’ in 2005 and a number of silver medals including for his Blackpool FC Garden at Tatton Park in 2011.
Alan has attracted widespread media attention with his striking landscape designs, including being profiled in ‘A Passion for Plants’, a major BBC Two series on the RHS.
Alan Gardner says: “My designs are all about simplicity with a twist. ‘Out of the Blue’ creates a calm, Zen-like roof garden that is both perfect to relax in and is environmentally sound. It has been fantastic to work with Stephen Fell and his team at Lindum to create a garden that is both aesthetically pleasing and works on a practical level as a drought-tolerant roof garden.”