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Chinnor Garden Designer, Lucie Ponsford, of Mimosa Garden Design & Installation, is awarded a Silver Medal at the 2019 RHS Malvern Spring Festival for her ‘Grace & Dignity’ Garden Design.

RHS malvern spring festival

Screen Shot 2019-05-09 at 21.30.18The inspiration for this garden comes from the real life story of Mrs Grace an elderly woman Lucie knew in her childhood and who has been immortalised in the book:

A’ Wiltshire Working Girl’ 
and now our ‘Grace and Dignity’ garden

The garden symbolises her life and hardships. It is a demonstration of her hard work
 and personal creativity in the vein of other well known women in old age: Rowena Cade (Builder of Minack Theatre) and Tasha Tudor (American Author of Mother Goose and other stories). Both ladies created fabulous gardens and long into their dotage.

The designers want the visitor to feel embolden by the notion of individual endeavour, this is a garden created for and in theory by an industrious, elderly woman.

Lucie’s ‘Grace & Dignity’ Garden will be featured on tomorrows (Friday 10th May 2019) episode of BBC’s Gardeners World.

The Mimosa Garden Design & Installation Team

Founder, Lucie Ponsford: Garden Designer & Project Manager. With a previous career in costume design, Lucie brings her flare for creating character profiles to your garden making a space that will perfectly reflect you. Understanding colour and form she will help you make best use of your space and create a beautiful outdoor room.

Brother, Henry Ponsford: (Grace and Dignity’s on site foreman) & Raymond Jeffrey both Master Tradesmen and Landscape Foremen built the garden. They will bring your vision to life installing top quality bespoke features. Depending on your location they will run your installation with support from our pool of contractors.

Father, Marc Ponsford: With 30 years experience as tree surgeon, tree surveyor & skilled in rural crafts such as dry stone walling & hedge laying. Marc brings a legacy of his business English Country Gardeners to support all aspects of the business.
01844 354 949 / 07737 286 784


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