Not only were there a record-breaking 14 Association of Professional Landscaper (APL) members at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, all of them have gone home with a medal.
The winners are as follows:
GOLD – The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth – Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes
GOLD – The Homebase Garden – Urban Retreat – Adam Frost – Bespoke Outdoor Spaces
GOLD – A Trugmaker’s Garden by Future Climate Info – Frogheath Landscapes
GOLD and Best Artisan Garden – The Sculptor’s Picnic Garden – Walkers Nurseries
SILVER – GILT – The Beauty of Islam with Al Barari Firm Management LLC – Outdoor Room
SILVER – GILT -The Fragrance Garden from Harrods – Heart Notes – Eden Landscape Projects Ltd
SILVER – GILT -The Hidden Beauty of Kranji by Esmond & Uniseal – Landform Consultants Ltd
SILVER – GILT -Pure Land Foundation Garden – The Garden Builders
SILVER – GILT – Royal Bank of Canada Garden – Clifton Nurseries
SILVER – GILT – The World Vision Garden – Garden Builders
SILVER – GILT – Living Legacy Garden – Outdoor Options
SILVER – Viking Ocean Garden – Hilliers
SILVER – Thinking of Peace – Landscape Options
SILVER – The Old Forge for Motor Neurone Disease Association – Twigs Gardens
Winning Gold on Main Avenue this year at Chelsea was Homebase’s Urban Retreat Garden. The garden was designed by HTA Board member, Adam Frost, and built by Jody Lidgard, Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. This was Jody’s first solo year at Chelsea, and he is also the Technical Lead Judge for this year’s APL World Skills Challenge.
HTA and APL member Hilliers has also gone home with a record 70th medal this year at Chelsea, securing the nursery’s status as the most successful exhibitor in the history of the 102-year-old show.
HTA also sponsored the APHA Beyond Our Borders garden (fresh garden category) which won gold.
It highlighted the dangers of potential pest and disease spread through tree and plant movements.
HTA Members who have won medals in the Floral Marquee include:
GOLD – Burncoose Nurseries
GOLD – Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
GOLD – David Austin Roses
GOLD – Hilliers
GOLD – Kelways Plants- Tree ferns
GOLD– Peter Beales Roses
GOLD – Walkers (Taylors) Bulbs
SILVER GILT – Cooks Garden Centre
SILVER GILT – Harkness Roses
SILVER GILT – Kelways Plants – Irises and peonies
Burncoose Nurseries also won the RHS Plant of the Year 2015 with its entry Viburnum plicatum f.tomentosum Kilimanjaro Sunrise (‘Jww5’).
SILVER-GILT – The Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company for the Miracle Gro’wers Learning Journey from Compost to Kitchen.
BRONZE – Domoney Ltd – Positive Power of Plants garden, sponsored by National Garden Gift Vouchers.
HTA member, Agralan, also won Garden Product of the Year for its potato planter. It allows you to check the development of the potatoes and pick them week after week without digging the plant up. Dragon’s Den investor and this year’s judge, Deborah Meaden said: ‘Any product that encourages people to have a go at growing and having success in their garden must be a winner – everyone in any size of garden, balcony and school playgrounds would love this.’
Find out more about APL members’ gardens at www.landscaper.org.uk/news-and-events/out-about-with-phil