What’s On Magazine at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

What’s On Magazine August issue features exclusive pictures from the
2017 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

57 Gold Medals awarded at this years
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded 141 medals to the gardens, floral exhibitors and Flower & Vegetable Boxes at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, sponsored by Viking Cruises.

Along with 57 Gold Medals, the RHS also awarded 47 Silver-Gilt Medals, 29 Silver Medals and eight Bronze Medals across the 34-acre show which runs from 4-9 July.

Designers Adam White and Andrée Davies were awarded the much sought-after title of Best Show Garden for The Zoflora & Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden. Showcasing the qualities of therapeutic outdoor spaces for children with disabilities, the garden will be rebuilt after the show at the Caudwell at Keele University which provides support for children with developmental disorders.

Designer Andrée Davies says: “On behalf of everyone who’s been involved in this project, we are so delighted to win this award. It’s been a monumental project building this garden – we’re thrilled with the outcome and absolutely honoured to be awarded Best Show Garden.”

Adam White adds: “We can’t wait for the volunteers that did all this planting to come down this week to see how stunning the garden looks and for them to hear the public response to this wonderful wild garden.”

Best Construction Award was given to the Blind Veterans UK: It’s All About Community Garden, designed by Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Dan Bowyer, and built by contractors Landform Consultants. Championing traditional craftsmanship, the vibrant garden celebrates the beneficiaries, volunteers and staff at Blind Veterans UK.

Highlighting its originality and flair, Bill Wilder’s Elements of Life took home Best Conceptual Garden. The garden takes viewers underground to explore plant roots and scientific soil composition. Meanwhile, in the brand new category of Gardens for a Changing World, Future Gardens.London: London Glades, created by Andreas Christodoulou and Jonathan Davies, was judged to be best highlighting how to relinquish control and allow for the natural process to take centre stage.

A total of 50 Gold Medals were presented to nurseries in the Floral Marquee, as well as 36 Silver-Gilt, 23 Silver and four Bronze medals. Brighter Blooms, Dibleys Nurseries and W.S. Warmenhoven were among the Gold Medal winners. The prestigious Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee went to orchid specialists Vacherot & Lacoufle, while Marshalls Malmaisons was awarded Best Plant Heritage Exhibit for their heritage carnations display. In addition, David Austin Roses Ltd took the title for Best Rose Exhibit, Hooksgreen Herbs won Best Cook & Grow Exhibit and the New Design Award was presented to Fernatix.

For the best Flower & Vegetable Box Award, Esher Molesey Garden Society won the title for their Centenary Celebration flower box which celebrates the Society’s 100th anniversary.