Judges wowed at RHS Show Tatton Park

So far, 49 RHS Gold Medals, 40 RHS Silver-Gilt, 30 RHS Silver and 7 RHS Bronze Medals have been awarded to exhibitors at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015 (22-26 July) demonstrating the high standard of horticultural content at the North?s Great Garden Carnival, which opens its doors today.

Internationally acclaimed garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes who has won multiple medals at RHS Shows, including RHS Chelsea Flower Show, was awarded Gold and Best Show Garden with ?The Perennial Legacy Garden supported by Glendale?. The garden was designed to reflect elements of a large English Country Estate.

In the Back-to-Back category, ?A Quiet Corner? by Hertfordshire?s Anna Murphy and Sarah Jarman won Gold and Best in Category. The garden, inspired by the countryside and coastal walks, was designed to be a peaceful space which judges described as ?a very calm yet sophisticated corner which embraces both town and country. Restful and wispy planting successfully uses a subtle palette of colours and great shadows?.

Gold was awarded to all three designers in the Year of Light category. These conceptual gardens champion the International Year of Light; a United Nations initiative to highlight the vital role that light plays in providing solutions to global challenges.

Helen Elks-Smith and Kate Hart?s ?Reflecting Photonics? won Gold as did Leon Davis? ?Quantum of Light?, and Sharon Hockenhull?s ?Light Catcher?, was awarded Best in Category.

About Sharon Hockenhull?s design, an RHS judge commented: “What an exciting and compelling interpretation of a complex concept with gorgeous planting juxtaposed with a dramatic backdrop.”

Jackie Knight?s ?Nature?s Reflection? was awarded Best Water Garden with a striking rock and water composition, crafted from natural materials. Preston City Council won Best Exhibit in the National Flower Bed Competition and Sally Parkinson?s ?The Tiny Plant Company? was awarded Best Blooming Bed.

In the Floral Marquee, Southfield Nurseries were awarded Best Exhibit for their display of cacti and succulents, while Cheshire Area NAFAs was awarded Best Exhibit in the Floral Design Studio. Best Exhibit in the National Plant Societies and Plant Heritage Marquee went to National Sweet Pea Society.

The Young Designer of the Year Award will be announced later today, Wednesday 22 July.

Tickets are still available for the Show which runs until Sunday 26 July.

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