A WORCESTER garden designer is aiming to highlight the astonishing beauty of Britain’s brownfield sites when he creates a conceptual show garden at the world’s largest flower show next month.

Martyn Wilson, who runs Wilson Associates Garden Design in the city, will present his 'Brownfield – Metamorphosis' garden at the famous RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (July 4-9).

His design will take an abstract look at regeneration and demonstrate nature’s ability to succeed against the odds and transform an open space.

This will be the fourth show garden designed by Martyn, a RAF veteran and former town planner with Worcestershire County Council, who also now lectures at the Cotswold Gardening School.

For the past three years he has exhibited at RHS Malvern, winning the prestigious People’s Choice Award in 2016 for his show garden for Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

The RHS Hampton garden is being sponsored by St. Modwen, UK expert in developing brownfield sites with Worcester links.

The firm is currently transforming part of the old DEFRA site at Whittington Road into a development of local homes, called Weogoran Park, in addition to business space. Sculptures by Ledbury-based sculptor Simon Probyn will also feature on the garden.

Martyn’s design has been Inspired by the High Line project in New York and successful brownfield regeneration schemes in the UK.

He said: "What interested me initially was the changing nature of urban landscapes which are so often are in state of flux. There’s the process of demolition and reconstruction but between the two, before building work starts, you often find nature moves back in and a new, temporary landscape is created.

"My garden will recreate that moment in time, in a sculpted form, with nods to the past and also the future. We should see these city spaces as opportunities and, whilst appreciating their gritty beauty, look forward to welcoming the communities that will replace them."

Martyn’s garden will also help raise the profile of cancer charity UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education) at the show with volunteers greeting visitors.

Featuring urban art references by renowned street artist Louis Masai on recycled hoardings, the garden will form part of the new 'gardens for a changing world' category at RHS Hampton.