Lockdown Gardens in Bloom: the results!
The results are in! See who's nabbed the top spots in our first ever Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition with gorgeous gardens and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.
We’ve been blown away at the response to Muddy’s Lockdown Gardens in Bloom Instagram competition with over 1,000 entries – and the results are in! The Top 10 most ‘liked’ photos from each category made the shortlist and were judged by our expert panel – here’s who’s snaffled themselves money to spend online at Olive & Sage and why. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Over to you, judges.
OVERALL WINNER: Muddy Patio
Toby says: The diablo’s in the detailing and the ceramic paving, ferns and lush banana give the garden an exciting Victorian-plant hunter vibe. The only thing missing is a pith helmet for the dog!
Laetitia says: This for me is the perfect courtyard oasis. I love the feeling it gives of being in an enclosed, secret space, and the use of oversized leaves adds lushness and generosity
Hero says: I love the secret, shady, Mediterranean feel of this garden. I really hanker after a space like this, and I’m a massive fan of the tiling which I hadn’t considered or an outdoor space before.
Toby says: Love this speedy transformation and its serendipity. With a few packs of seed and a tin of paint you can be transported even when you and the caravan have to stay put.
Laetitia says: The is a fabulous transformation and an object lesson in how annuals can be used to transform a space super-fast – I love it.
Hero says: This garden looks completely unrecognisable in the before and after pictures which is a sign of a fabulous transformation. I need one of those camper vans in my garden ASAP!
Muddy Veg Patch
Toby says: Love this pristine potager – food for the eye and the table!
Laetitia says: There’s nothing like a traditional box-lined parterre veg patch – loads of work and love has gone into this; bravo!
Hero says: I’m terrible at growing veggies (ask my dead tomato plant) so I know a brilliant vegetable garden when I see one. This one reminds me of gardens you’d see at heritage sites and National Trust buildings.
Toby says: Meets the brief perfectly! The complementary blue of the shed makes the yellow nasturtium flowers ‘pop’. Simple but so bright!
Laetitia says: I adore the nasturtiums against the sky blue here and the rubber duck. It treads that fine line of being good fun and accomplished.
Hero says: Bright, fun and I love the use of the old sinks and playful rubber duck. Wonder how the neighbours feel about that very chunky windchime!
Toby says: Cosy, colourful and inviting, the perfect place for a ‘bubble party’ (with bubbles) Good colour-matching too with flowers that echo the fabrics.
Laetitia says: I love the way this elevated terrace has been styled with plenty of texture and colour, an inviting place to lounge AND the obligatory bunting!
Hero says: A horizontal sundowner spot – my kind of set up! Drink with your friends until you slide down the sofa. It’s a feminine, inviting space too which I love.
Want more gorgeous gardens? Read our feature on the best trends to emerge from your lockdown gardening handiwork here.