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Millais Nurseries’ Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Millais Nurseries’ Gold Medal winning exhibit, inside the Great Pavilion, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

On the 23rd May 1916, the Rhododendron Society held their first AGM at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  Since their first AGM, a hundred years have passed, during which time the Rhododendron Society has evolved, and its horticultural interests widened.  It is now known as the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group (RCMG).  

The Meningitis Now Futures Garden

The Meningitis Now Futures Garden was designed by John Everiss and built by Peter Gregory Landscapes, Andrew Loudon and Chilstone.  The RHS judges awarded the Meningitis Now Futures Garden a Silver-Gilt Medal.  This Artisan Garden was voted the Best Artisan Garden, in the People’s Choice Awards, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.  

The Meningitis Now Futures Garden celebrates 30 years of the charity Meningitis Now, the garden is inspired by the spirit, energy and positivity of the young people whose lives have been changed by Meningitis.  

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of The Year 2016

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year Award was first presented in 2010 to promote the continuing work of breeders and nurseries in producing improved new plants.  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year Award celebrates and recognises the exciting and diverse range of new plants which are launched at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show each year.

Andy Sturgeon and The Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph Garden was designed by Andy Sturgeon and built by Crocus.  The RHS judges presented The Telegraph Garden with a Gold Medal, and the coveted award of Best in Show.

Remembering the sense of awe and wonderment that he felt visiting The National History Museum, for the first time as a child, Andy Sturgeon has used his childhood memories as the inspiration for his design for The Telegraph Garden.  

The Telegraph Garden 2016 Planting List

The Telegraph Garden was designed by Andy Sturgeon and built by Crocus.  The garden was sponsored by The Daily Telegraph.  The Royal Horticultural Society judges awarded The Telegraph Garden a Gold Medal, and the coveted award of Best in Show, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

The Canary Island foxglove, Digitalis canariensis in The Telegraph Garden, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Hogarth Hostas at Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows 2016

Jonathan Hogarth, of Hogarth Hostas, tending to his display of small and miniature Hostas, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

I so enjoyed catching up with Jonathan Hogarth, from Hogarth Hostas, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, where the RHS judges awarded the Hogarth Hostas exhibit a Silver-Gilt Medal.   

Jonathan Hogarth, of Hogarth Hostas, pictured with his display of small and miniature Hostas, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Lee Bestall and The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Urban Connections Garden

The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Urban Connections Garden was sponsored by the Victoria Business Improvement District.  This Fresh Garden was designed by Lee Bestall & Paul Robinson, and built by Jon Housley.  The RHS judges awarded The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Urban Connections Garden a Silver Medal, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

The Garden Bed by Stephen Welch and Alison Doxey

The Garden Bed – a partnership with Asda, was designed by Stephen Welch and Alison Doxey, the garden was built by Frosts Landscapes.  The RHS judges awarded this Artisan Garden a Gold Medal, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

To celebrate their 50th birthdays, lifelong friends Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch decided to join forces to realise one of their dreams, and create an Artisan Garden together at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.  

James Basson and the L’Occitane Garden

The L’Occitane Garden celebrates the 40th anniversary of beauty brand L’Occitane. Garden designer James Basson, has looked back at the history of L’Occitane, focussing on its formation in 1976, in Haute Provence, creating a Show Garden that is evocative of the landscape of this area of France.

The L’Occitane Garden was designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle.  

Nick Bailey and The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden

The Winton Capital Beauty of Mathematics Garden was designed by Nick Bailey, the Head Gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden, and built by Gardenlink.  

Copper is a predominant feature of The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden. This copper stair rail is etched with plant growth algorithms, and has been designed to represent an emerging seedling. In this photograph you can see something of the mathematical symbol for infinity, which forms the main structure for this garden’s layout.