Chiswick-based firm, Morgan Oates, is one of five landscape contractors and garden designers to compete for this year’s APL Avenue Best Show Garden award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

Hosted for the fourth year running by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), this year’s entrants have been challenged to create Show Gardens which illustrate how a typical back garden can be packed with inspiration from travels abroad and the garden styles of different cultures across the globe.

Anna Pawlowska is the designer responsible for the entry and is hoping to win the title of Best APL Avenue Show Garden with a garden influenced by Moroccan and Mediterranean themes.

The space is designed for a couple who work long hours in demanding jobs. The garden features a wild flower meadow surrounded by a water feature, while ornamental grasses and evergreen climbers have been planted along the fencing. An ornamental cherry tree has been planted in the corner of the garden as an additional feature.

The Show Garden Assessment Panel, which includes internationally renowned garden designer Kate Gould and chairman of Hillier Nurseries, Robert Hillier, will decide who takes home the accolade of Best APL Avenue Show Garden. There will also be a public vote for the ‘Visitors Favourite’.

The competition is made up of four other landscaping companies from Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Suffolk and Northamptonshire.

BBC Gardener’s World Live takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 June where the five inspirational gardens will be on display along with many other show gardens, vast floral marquee and top experts including Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh.