Garden designers Amanda Waring and Laura Arison have been celebrated at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (23 ? 27 July) as the awards for some of the best standards in horticulture are announced.
Maggie?s Forest Garden which features layers of planting within a forest setting was awarded an RHS Gold Medal and Best Show Garden. Reaseheath College was also awarded an RHS Gold medal for their community garden A taste of Wythenshawe bringing together innovative and creative ways of growing edible plants.
Within the Floral Marquee, 35 exhibitors received RHS Gold medals for their displays. Pheasant Acre Plants was awarded the title of Best Exhibit in the RHS Floral Marquee for their display of Gladioli. Reaseheath College added to their medal tally with a Silver-Gilt and the award of RHS Tatton Park Floristry College of the Year 2014. The college will now go on to compete in the finals of RHS Floristry College of the Year 2015 at RHS Chelsea next year.
Alex Denman, Head of RHS Shows Development, said ?The floral displays at this year?s show are simply stunning. We have such a wealth of exhibitors, including new nurseries, and fantastic displays in the floral marquee. It?s very easy to lose yourself in sea of Fuschias, Begonias and of course award winning Gladioli?
The Best Exhibit in the Floral Design Studio award was won by the Cheshire Area of Nafas who also achieved an RHS Gold Medal. Gold also went to the British Cactus and Succulent Society who were awarded the Best Exhibit in the National Plant Societies and Plant Heritage Marquee.
The award for Best Element Garden was presented to Joan Mulvenna and Andrew Lee for their garden, See the Wind.? Inspired by the wind blowing across a field of barley in summer, the garden celebrates everything to do with this vital element. Elemental, from Ian Price, also received an RHS Gold Medal.
Dougal Philip, Chair of the RHS Show Garden Judging Panel, said: ?The standard of the Show Gardens at this year?s show is very high, demonstrated by the high number of RHS Silver Gilt and Gold medals awarded to the gardens. They showed a lot of ambition, good planting and high quality hard landscaping. Every single garden will be a delight for the visitors to the show.?
GK Wilson Landscape Services Industrial Transitions, designed by Caroline Lord was awarded the title of Best Summer Garden. The garden was inspired by and celebrates Manchester?s rich industrial heritage. Both Summer Breeze designed by Clive Scott and Making Sense designed by Janet Leigh were two Summer Gardens awarded an RHS Silver Gilt medal.
Parish of St Helier was awarded Best Exhibit in the RHS National Flower Bed Competition for their display which is a celebration of the 350th anniversary of the foundation of the state of New Jersey, USA.
The RHS Young Designer of the Year Award will be announced later today, Wednesday 23 July.
Tickets are still available for the Show which runs until Sunday 27 July. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.rhs.org.uk/tatton.