The Dry Plant Border was created at the BBC Gardeners World Live Flower Show and aimed to showcase a range of plants that could be suitable for growing in dry conditions without excessive watering. Ornamental taps and an ornamental dry gravel stream were created to emphasise the water conservation theme.
The Dry Plant Border was Dave's first exhibit at a Flower Show and was created in 2008. The aim of the display was to demonstrate drought tolerant planting displayed in a fun and colourful way.
The trees, shrubs and flowers were selected for their drought tolerant characteristics as well as the contrasting heights, textures and colours that they provide. The complimentary colours of orange and purple were used throughout to make the garden bright and vibrant.