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RHS Chelsea 2019: Show Gardens

The Morgan Stanley Garden by Chris Beardshaw. Picture; RHS/Neil Hepworth
The Morgan Stanley Garden by Chris Beardshaw. Picture; RHS/Neil Hepworth

Medals awarded – naturalistic styles and lush greenery to the fore

Best Show Garden: The M&G Garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon
Best Construction Award (Show Garden): The Resilience Garden, built by Crocus
The BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award: Welcome to Yorkshire Garden

The focus of any Chelsea Flower Show is always Main Avenue’s large show gardens, where designers can really let their imaginations run away with them.

While you may think there’s little of use to ordinary gardeners, look carefully at colour and planting combinations for great inspiration for your home.

M&G Investments Garden – BEST IN SHOW, GOLD

Andy Sturgeon draws inspiration from nature’s power to regenerate. The woodland landscape features young trees, ferns and jewel-like flowers, interspersed with stone platforms and huge burnt timber sculptures.

The Resilience Garden – BEST CONSTRUCTION AWARD, GOLD

Sponsored by The Forestry Commission amongst others, Sarah Eberle celebrates 100 years of forestry and looks ahead to the biggest challenges facing our forests in the future.

The Morgan Stanley Garden – GOLD

Chris Beardshaw, last year’s winner of Best in Show returns.

The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden – GOLD

Mark Gregory’s magical gardening is inspired by the canals and waterways in the west of the county.

The Dubai Majlis Garden – SILVER-GILT

Thomas Hoblyn captures a Middle-Eastern feel, inspired by the sculptural beauty found in arid landscapes.

The Greenfingers Charity Garden – SILVER-GILT

Kate Gould has designed a garden intended for a hospice to provide a fun, interactive and uplifting space.

The Wedgwood Garden – SILVER-GILT

Jo Thompson, the multi-gold medal winner makes another appearance for Wedgwood.

Warner’s Distillery Garden – SILVER-GILT

Helen Elks-Smith fuses intricate planting with distillery-style hard landscaping and highly skilled glasswork.

Trailfinders Undiscovered Latin America Garden – SILVER

Jon Snow brings the temperate rainforests of South America to London complete with lush planting and dramatic waterfalls.

IKEA and Tom Dixon: Gardening Will Save The World – SILVER

This one’s ruffled a few feathers – how dare IKEA be allowed into the hallowed Chelsea sanctum! Good on them, and their message.

The Savills and David Harber Garden – BRONZE

Andrew Duff celebrates the environmental benefits of trees within an urban space, featuring biodiverse trees and greenery known to remove pollutants from the atmosphere.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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