Award Winners Announced at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Published on July 2nd 2019
The flower signs at the rhs hampton court palace garden festival
Following yesterday's judging, the awards have been dished out at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Here are this year's award and gold medal-winners.

Smart Meter Garden - Tudor Rose/Best Show Garden, Gold Medal

A close up of a flower garden
Image: RHS/ Neil Hepworth
Matthew Childs holding a flower garden
Matthew Childs getting the garden ready. Image: RHS / Luke MacGregor
Matthew Childs garden, sponsored by Smart Energy uses a perimeter of Betula cultivars and foliage to surround a large, cracked, circular area that flashes light and seeps mist to highlight careless energy use.

The Cancer Research UK Pledge Pathway to Progress - Best Construction (Show Garden), Gold Medal

A close up of a flower garden
Image: RHS / Neil Hepworth
This garden is designed to highlight the importance of gifts in Wills in funding Cancer Research UK, which make up a third of all donations. Within Tom Simpson's garden are posts with the names of people who have pledged a gift in their will. The garden also has a sunken seating area beneath a pledge tree, representing the might Cancer Research UK supporters.

The Thames Water Flourishing Future Garden - Gold Medal

Image: RHS/Neil Hepworth
Designed By Tony Woods, this garden hopes to inspire visitors with ways they can adapt their gardens to preserve and protect against our greatest resource: water. Permeable paving and drought-friendly planting go alongside a blooming flower meadow with bird and bug boxes to encourage biodiversity.

The Viking Cruises Lagom Garden - Gold Medal

The Viking Cruises Lagom Garden
'Lagom' is a Swedish word meaning 'just the right amount'. Designer Will Williams uses this idea to create a functional garden for entertaining where wildlife can thrive. The design includes a green roof and plenty of planting for wildlife. Will said the garden 'showcases how we're able to live with nature without having to compromise a garden's aesthetic value.'

Stop and Pause Garden- Best Global Impact and Lifestyle Garden, Best Construction (Global Impact and Lifestyle Garden), Gold Medal

The Stop and pause garden at rhs hapton court palace garden festival
The only Lifestyle Garden to win a Gold Charity Medal, the Stop and Pause Garden is inspired by meditation and designed by Dave Green. A calm space in the centre of woodland evokes a sense of secret tranquillity, while a reflection pool allows for a feeling of improved wellbeing.
After the festival, the garden will be relocated to Solihull Hospital Charity, where it will be reconstructed in the grounds of the hospital.
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