Six gold medals for show garden designers
This year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival awards have been announced, with six golds, three silver gilt and four silver medals awarded by RHS judges.
One of the gold medals has been awarded to a Ukrainian garden designer for the first time – Anna Galagan, whose garden, The Mindset, features the sculpture of a child.
This year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival, in association with Great Little Breaks runs from May 9-12 and has eight show gardens and five Green Living spaces (see my preview and show garden artwork, inspiration and planting here).
Head of Shows, Diana Walton, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing such a great set of results this year, especially with six highly-coveted gold medals and the world’s first ever RHS gold for a Ukrainian designer.
“For six of our designers, it will be their first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival. We can’t wait for our visitors to see the stunning gardens they have created.”
What If, by Sebastian Conrad in collaboration with Kate Rees: Gold
The Mindset, by Anna Galagan: Gold
The Orange Express, Jason Hales, Villaggio Verde: Gold
The Leaf Creative Athena Garden, Peter Dowle: Gold
The Habit of Living Diabetes UK Garden, Karen Tatlow and Katherine Hathaway: Silver Gilt
The Macmillan Legacy Garden, Gary Bristow – Silver Gilt
The Redshift Garden, Julie Bellingham – Silver
Mimosa Design: Grace and Dignity Garden, Lucie Giselle Ponsford – Silver
Green Living Spaces
Defiance, by Sara Edwards at No.30 Design Studio: Gold
An Artist’s Studio at Home, Jessica Makins: Gold
Mediterranean Terrace, Gabriella Pill: Silver Gilt
Memories of a Home, Anastasia Yakovleva: Silver
Ikhaya, Stacey Bright: Silver
The Festival has a star-studded line up of special guests, including DJ and gardening enthusiast Jo Whiley, horticultural experts Monty Don, Joe Swift, and Carol Klein, celebrity chef Raymond Blanc and BBC Masterchef host, John Torode.
Group tickets are also available. For further information on tickets visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk or call 0844 811 0050.