Wildflower meadow in a planter

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 saw a number of planters designed – the content, so to speak, not the planters themselves – by garden celebrities. This was one of them.


Designed with bees and pollinators in mind this planter design shows that every garden, however small, can have a small plot, as in pot, of wildflowers to attract bees and pollinators who then will also come and pollinate the crops, hopefully.

Designed by Jekka McVicar the planter is entitled “wild flowers contained” and it says that this planter was specifically designed to attract birds, bees and butterflies.

Such a wildflower planter will work in any stetting and would not look out of place in formal gardens, parks, and in towns.

The planter “Wild flowers contained” can be found in the Ecover inspire zone and inspirational it is – the planter I am referring to – as are a number of others.

© 2013