What’s On Magazine August issue is out now. Along with a list of events for August in your local area and beyond, we feature a review of The Hampton Court Garden Festival. Pick up a copy at one of our many local distribution points including major supermarkets. Read Online HERE or click on the image.
Once again, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival was a bonanza of glorious gardens and fabulous flowers, all of which filled the grounds with the heady scent of summer.
Best Show Garden – America’s Wild, presented by Trailfinders & Visit the USA Best Get Started Garden – The Wildlife Trusts: Renters’ Retreat, by Zoe Claymore America’s Wild, a garden taking visitors on an immersive journey through the flora and landscapes of the USA, has won the top award on the opening day of RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2023.
Designed by Emily Grayshaw, Imogen Perreau Callf & Jude Yeo of Inspired Earth Design, the garden, which was presented by Trailfinders & Visit the USA, celebrated a double win as it picked up Best Show Garden and the Best Construction for a Show Garden award. The contractor for the gold-medal winning garden was Yoreland Design.
The Wildlife Trusts: Renters’ Retreat was awarded the Best Get Started Garden prize. Zoe Claymore’s gold medal-winning design highlights how gardens in rental properties, which account for around one in three households in England, can be transformed for the benefit of tenants and the environment.
The Best Construction for a Get Started Garden award was given to the Landform Mental Wealth Garden by Nicola Hale, a sensory oasis offering a place to sit and relax and experiment with herbal tinctures and remedies picked from the gold-winning garden.
Of the Show Gardens, the other to pick up a gold medal was Paul Hervey-Brookes’ Cancer Research Legacy Garden.
Popular plantswoman and TV personality Carol Klein was honoured with the RHS Iconic Horticultural Hero award. Born in Walkden, Lancashire, Klein was an art teacher who became a professional grower and went on to exhibit at more than 200 RHS shows, including RHS Chelsea where she has won six gold medals. Her design for this year’s festival is a celebration of plants, inspired by nature and packed full of take-home ideas to inspire everyone to garden and have a go at propagating their own plants.