Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge win Great Gardening Challenge

Published on August 9th 2019
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Landscape designers Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge won Channel 5's gardening TV show The Great Gardening Challenge.
The series saw a selection of award-winning garden designers going head to head to win the title of Channel 5's Garden Designer of the Year.
Over four weeks eight pairs of designers transformed unused places into beautiful gardens. In the final challenge of the show, the competitors had the opportunity of designing and constructing a part of the prestigious RHS Wisley gardens.
The gardens were judged by RHS Ambassador Carol Klein and RHS Judge Mark Gregory.
In the final challenge Kate and Tamara had to create an accessible showcase garden within a budget of £10,000. The garden had to represent the aims of the RHS Greening Great Britain campaign
  • Showcasing dynamic horticulture that would inspire children with the power of plants and gardening
  • Consider the environment and be good for health and happiness, for wildlife and for the community
  • Be inspirational, practical and beautiful space from all angles
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On winning the Great Garden Challenge Kate Savill said: “It was a huge compliment for Tamara and me to be named winners. We both admire Mark Gregory and Carol Klein as leading figures in the industry and to be judged by them and Matthew Pottage of RHS Garden Wisley was very special. We are very proud of what we managed to achieve in such a short time frame and in such challenging weather.”
Tamara Bridge added: “Having tight budgets for each leg of the competition allowed us to indulge our love of creating spaces that are reliant on the atmosphere that only plants can give. The experience we gained through working to a strict brief, fixed budgets and a tight time frame have really honed our skills and enhanced our partnership.”
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