EXCLUSIVE PIX AND WORDS: David and Victoria Beckham are ‘green-fingered fanatics’, according to locals, as they’re taking tips from a Chelsea Flower Show winner designing their ‘fairytale' English country gardenAdd to Lightbox Download
EXCLUSIVE PIX AND WORDS: David and Victoria Beckham are ‘green-fingered fanatics’, according to locals, as they’re taking tips from a Chelsea Flower Show winner designing their ‘fairytale' English country garden
THESE are the first photos of 'green fingered fanatics’ David and Victoria Beckham’s idyllic English country garden, which is being built by a former Chelsea Flower Show winner, who’s been giving them tips.
After buying three disused Grade II-listed barns in the quaint village of Great Tew, in the Cotswolds, the couple have spent a fortune on renovations to turn it into one family home.
As seen in our exclusive photos, diggers and other heavy duty mechanical equipment are busy building their paradise garden, which has been designed by Chelsea Flower Show winner, landscape designer Marcus Barnett.
Barnett has won three Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and is seen as 'gardening royalty'.
The garden features will include a pergola, ‘natural swimming pond’ - which uses water recycled from the main house - and a fruit orchard of plum, pear, crab apple, wild cherry and witch hazel trees. In total, they will be planting 23 different types of trees.
David and Victoria have gone for the more ‘organic’ approach to the landscape, which means that they want to let the trees, bushes and plants run free rather than have a perfectly manicured garden.
Expert Heather Rhoades [correct spelling], Owner & Head Gardener at Gardening Know How, says that the ‘Secret Garden’ look - based on the children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, where a child hunts for an enchanted wild garden - is very popular, but needs a lot of effort.
She adds: 'I think that the Beckhams have already shown that they have an interest in the gardens by deciding to have it put in. Most likely that interest will be ongoing as a garden is a living, changing thing. As time passes, they will need to make decisions to direct the gardening staff, however big or
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