Cookie and Creams (and bunnies) = Gold – Show Garden by Leonie Cornelius Bloom 2012

by Ciaran Burke

Cookie and Creams Reclaimed Sanctuary (RTE Supergarden winner) by Leonie Cornelius

A contemporary garden which blends architecture and natural beauty and is built with reclaimed materials. Old windows, leftover steel and scrapped scaffolding become a classy garden hut. Straight edges and strong lines are softened with meadow style plantings, this garden combines formal elements with informal planting and it works. Hard lines are blurred with softness, and for an extra bit of cuteness it even has bunnies! Yes, that is right, a pair of rabbits are hopping around in their contemporary designer hut beneath a prairie style planting scheme.

Leonie Cornelius is at Bloom because she won the competition television programme Super Garden. I don’t care much for the TV series with its emphasis on “drama” rather than gardens, but if it can result in new talent like this being brought to BLOOM, then it does have its positive side. I really like this garden, and the bunnies are cute too. No wonder it got gold and judged to be the best in category medium garden.

Cookie and Creams Reclaimed Sanctuary (RTE Supergarden winner) by Leonie Cornelius

Cookie and Creams Reclaimed Sanctuary (RTE Supergarden winner) by Leonie Cornelius

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Leonie Cornelius Website http://www.blume.ie/

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