From all reports, the show exceeded expectations and came together to offer the public heaps of inspiration. The atmosphere was brimming with wisdom, from the show gardens to the lecture stage, with industry professionals offering up tips, tricks and advice to all those seeking information.
Centenary Landscaping Supplies caught up with a long time customer and young local Brisbane Landscaper, Alistair Hutton from A&R Evergreen whose show garden entrant aptly named ‘Backyard Evolution’ won a gold medal and best-in-show at the 2015 event.
With Jim Forgarty on hand for the judging, a Chelsea award winning landscape designer himself, the A&R Evergreen team produced a garden that performed superbly in all areas of judging including design & impression, construction & finish and plants. Jim Fogarty’s impression of the garden was fantastic and he was pleased to see the consistent theme of Alistair’s garden in both the hard elements and also in the plant choices.
In an earlier interview Alistair said in reference to their involvement in the BIGS event that “We’ve been discussing (exhibiting a garden) for years, we really embraced it this year, as did the other competitors.” Read on to see what else Alistair shared with the Centenary Landscaping Supplies team about their award winning garden and Brisbane’s latest offering.