Small Project with THE BIG IMPACT!
We have been commissioned by HomeiHort Association to participate in the 1st China International Flower Border Contest in Shanghai, organised by China and Shanghai Flower Associations.
The flower border contest was aimed at promoting the high-quality development of China’s flower border industry and enhancing international exchange and cooperation in this sector. Thirty- six excellent designs were selected among the participants and implemented in the National Forest Park of Chongming District, Shanghai.
Our flower border (20m x 5m), named ‘Elegance of Colours’ has won the participation award in the show. There were other successful international participants such as Prof. James Hitchmough (James Hitchmough Design & Management) and Green Art International.
Local and native plants have been selected to reduce the carbon footprint and enhance the habitat. The planting concept was based on a woodland garden style which included mixes of rhododendrons, azaleas, ferns and long- flowering perennials. The colour combination of the plants aimed to create an eye-catching, rich, and colourful flower bed, especially in the spring and summer seasons. Large and medium-sized rhododendrons were used in the planting bed to provide spectacular flower displays with their lavish flowers in spring and summer and structure with its evergreen leaves and form in winter.
The original design included a modern and elegant fence and bamboos as a vertical feature to define the boundary of the flower bed but unfortunately, they have been omitted due to some circumstances.
The flower borders have been reserved and opened to the public after the show by Dongping National Forest Park. Therefore, it was important to source the plants locally and choose those suitable for a natural woodland environment and climate for healthy growth and long-term low maintenance.