Awards announced at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2022
Best Show Garden – Over The Wall by Matthew Childs Design
Best Global Impact Garden – What Does Not Burn by Victoria Manoylo & Carrie Preston
Best Get Started Garden – Lunch Break Garden by Inspired Earth Design
Gardens created for a disabled children’s charity; to raise awareness for the conflict in Ukraine and a planting starter kit for home-workers have won awards on the opening day of the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.
The prestigious Best Show Garden was awarded to Over The Wall by Matthew Childs Design, a conceptual garden space to highlight the inspiring work of the Over The Wall charity which supports children living with rare and serious illness or disability. The team also received the Best Show Garden Construction award with contractors Yoreland Design, as well as winning a Gold Medal. The garden’s colourful planting features annuals and perennials that symbolise the colours of the charity’s ‘Brilliance Beads’ given to children to raise their confidence, along with character pine trees and shrubs that give a contemporary Japanese aesthetic in reference to the garden’s sponsor Takeda.
A garden symbolising the on-going conflict in Ukraine and reflecting the country’s culture and tradition won in the Global Impact category. What Does Not Burn created by Ukrainian designer Victoria Maynolo and Netherlands based Carrie Preston, features a burnt-out structure that represents a typical Ukrainian cottage, set within a field of barley interspersed with field weeds and fruit trees. The walls, windows and doors of the building have been burnt away and replaced by rushnyks, a ceremonial Ukrainian embroidered cloth.