Timotay’s Asian inspiration earns them a place among the elite of landscapers at BBC Gardener’s World Live

Timotay’s Asian inspiration earns them a place among the elite of landscapers at BBC Gardener’s World Live


Timotay has been selected to feature in an exclusive area of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live show at the NEC in Birmingham next month – and it means we are now in the running to win a prestigious award.

The high-profile Gardeners’ World Live will attract over a hundred thousand gardening enthusiasts between June 13th and 16th, and Timotay - whose headquarters is in Wollaston, Wellingborough - is among just five contractors chosen by expert judges to feature their design in the high profile ‘APL Avenue Show Garden’, hosted by the Association of Professional Landscapers.

One of those five gardens, that most impresses both expert judges and visiting members of the public who are invited to cast a vote, will be awarded ‘Best APL Avenue Show Garden’ at the end of the show’s four day run.

“It’s a real honour for Timotay to be selected as just one of five contractors to feature in APL Avenue; we’re really excited and looking forward to it,” said company director Tim Elwood. “Last year we our display at Gardeners’ World Live earned us a Silver Merit Award, but now, having been selected to feature as one of the ‘APL Avenue Show Gardens’ we’re aiming higher, and looking to turn silver into gold,” “A gold Merit Award would be fantastic; and to win the Best Show Garden would be awesome, but the competition is fierce, and we’re delighted to feature among such an elite group.”

This year’s challenge to companies competing for one of the five places in the ‘APL Avenue Show Garden’ was to design an Asian-themed garden. Timotay’s Landscape Manager Robyn Brookes and Design Manager Keith Walmsley combined to come up with an eye-catching submission, which they will now build at the NEC for the Gardeners World Live Show.

Inspired by South East Asian adventures, the garden combines a tropical planting palette with a simple yet effective selection of natural hard landscape materials. The antique silver paving, yellow paddle stones, and Caledonian boulders have been selected to contrast with and compliment the charred timber features within the design.

The traditional Asian technique Yakisugi used to preserve timber has created the dramatic textured black finish to these statement pieces. At the centre of the garden water cascades into a shallow pebble pool, where the sound can be enjoyed from the terrace. The intention of this is to recreate the experiences from the landscapes of Indochina.

“APL Avenue always features an incredible collection of Show Gardens, and this year will be no exception,” said Bob Sweet, Horticultural Director of BBC Gardeners’ World Live. “The five selected landscapers presented fantastic designs, and we know that each will be built to a very high standard. I, for one, can’t wait to see them next month.”

“The new globetrotting theme is a wonderful way of illustrating to visitors how travel memories can be used to influence the look and feel of their space, offering up an opportunity for unusual and exciting designs that still work in an average urban or suburban back garden.”

BBC Gardeners’ World Live takes place at the NEC Birmingham between Thursday, June 13th and Sunday, June 16th. For more information:


For more information, contact Rebecca White, Group Marketing Manager  on 01933 665151. 



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