In May 2017 we were ready to start building our biggest, most ambitious show garden ever – our  ‘Live Garden’ on three levels – at Tatton Park in the lovely Cheshire countryside. These photos show you the process from start to finish, through the many (sometimes painful) stages to completion.

RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
The plot of land we were allocated
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Wooden stairs & steel frame
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
The plants arrive!
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Digging a huge hole for the basement garden
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Our senior designer Martin, tweaking on the job!
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Starting to take shape, balcony in place
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Constructing the timber frame which will create the walls
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Constructing the wavy plant wall
RHS Tatton 2017 – the ultimate ‘before and after’!
Finally! Our Live Garden on 3 levels is finished