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
Image: RHS/ Neil Hepworth
Matthew Childs getting the garden ready. Image: RHS / Luke MacGregor
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
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
'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 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.