19 Gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show

In the past 10 years we have won 'Best in Show' 6 times. Our tally is now 19 Gold medals in 13 years.

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Laurent-Perrier Garden by Ulf Nordfjell

Award: Gold

Laurent-Perrier Garden by Ulf Nordfjell


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The Daily Telegraph Garden by Christopher Bradley-Hole

Award: Gold

The Daily Telegraph Garden by Christopher Bradley-Hole


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The Daily Telegraph Garden designed by Sarah Price

Award: Gold

The Daily Telegraph Garden by Sarah Price

A beautifully constructed essay in wildness, several leading designers considered Sarah Price's garden as worthy of Best in Show.
Star plant: Melica altissima alba

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Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Arne Maynard

Award: Gold

Laurent-Perrier Garden by Arne Maynard

Strong structural elements and sublime planting are hallmarks of Arne's style. The espalier avenue of copper beech providing a striking vertical axis.
Star plant: Star plant: Rosa Burgundy Ice

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Daily Telegraph garden designed by Cleve West

Award: Gold, Best in Show

Cleve West's Daily Telegraph garden

Jewel like planting and imaginative use of modern structures in a classical style made this a huge hit with the judges and public.
Star plant: Dianthus cruentus

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Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Luciano Giubbelei

Award: Gold

Luciano Giubbelei's Laurent-Perrier Garden

A very sophisticated and stylish garden blessed with a great sense of calm that made you want to linger long after the crowds had gone.
Star plant: Parrotia persica

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Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold

Tom Stuart Smith's Laurent-Perrier Garden

This was the garden that got better and better as the week wore on. A real haven of dappled shade and tranquillity, the softness of the planting contrasted with the elegant bronze pavilion designed by architect Jamie Fobert .The immense 'cloud' Box hedge along the pool will be much imitated but the real star was Cenolophium denutatum.
Star plant: Cenolophium denutatum

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Daily Telegraph garden designed by Andy Sturgeon

Award: Gold

Andy Sturgeon's Daily Telegraph garden

A popular winner. This garden was full of emotional resonance. Although Mediterranean in style, it had a much more interesting character. The hard landscaping used windows of cor-ten steel, with raised linear walkways and dry stone walls of limestone. All of which was offset with beautiful planting in a palette of orange, citrus and purple.
Star plant: Star plant: Verbascum 'Clementine', Iris 'Action Front'

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Daily Telegraph garden designed by Ulf Nordfjell

Award: Gold, Best in Show

Ulf Nordfjell's Daily Telegraph garden

A masterclass in design, this garden was essentially swedish in character but played homage to the english planting tradition. Here the black steel and glass garden room presides over a landscape of granite and running water, interplanted with blocks of silver, white and blue.
Star plant: Eremurus 'Joanna', Sesleria nitida and Pinus nigra 'wateri'

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Laurent Perrier garden designed by Luciano Giubbilei

Award: Gold

Luciano Giubbilei's Laurent Perrier garden

This was many people's favourite garden. It's simplicity and tranquility made it a place to linger and reflect. Luciano's trademark combination of tiered hedging and crisp paving in travertine marble was well balanced by an avenue of hornbeam. For the first time ever Luciano used plants in his design. Two blocks of red and purple hues were counterpointed by lush squares of Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'.
Star plant: Paeonia 'Buckeye Belle'

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Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold, Best in Show

Tom Stuart Smith's Laurent-Perrier Garden

Designed as a contemplative space, the talking point of this garden was the grove of 30-year-old hornbeams pruned to appear like rounded 'clouds'. Below them a tapestry of predominantly green herbaceous plants including Rodgersia, Molinia, Epimedium, Asarum, Hosta 'Devon Green' and Astrantia put the emphasis on form and texture, rather than colour.

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Arabella Lennox-Boyd's Daily Telegraph Garden

Award: Gold

Arabella Lennox-Boyd's Daily Telegraph Garden

This garden was inspired by traditional Japanese gardens, where the simplicity of design, planting and materials bring a sense of peace and unity. The garden is dominated by a rectangular shallow slate pool, with an organic curved path and two sculptural rocks. At the rear of the garden, under a large Pterocarya fraxinifolia Arabella has set a mirror behind a grove of bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea and P. sulphurea f. viridis) which provides a bright, flickery shimmer that echoes the play of light on water.

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Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Jinny Blom's

Award: Gold


Inspired by 'the journey of life', was constructed from plants exclusively souced fron the Crocus nursery. The planting was lush, floral and delicate and the design included a number of paths taking different routes to represent a journey through shifting and unpredictable moments in life. The dominant colours were burgundy, claret and soft pinks, shot through with lime green, and flashes of orange.

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The Daily Telegraph Garden by Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold, Best in Show


This was our 4th collaboration with Tom Stuart-Smith - this time for the Daily Telegraph. The garden was restful naturalistic planting of sumptuous purples and blues all set against walls of avant-garde rusty steel. It wowed visitors and judges alike – in fact one Royal Horticultural Society judge described it as "without question, the best Show Garden I have ever seen".

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The Laurent Perrier Garden by Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold


Our 4th garden for Laurent Perrier again designed by Tom Stuart Smith. This garden was inspired by the 19th-century gardens at Trentham, in Stoke-on-Trent, which Tom was restoring at the time with Piet Oudolf.

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Sir Terence Conran & Nicola Lesbirel

Award: Gold


Designed by Sir Terence Conran & Nicola Lesbirel, this simple, modern and elegant garden (that contained a small restaurant with a fully functioning kitchen!), was inspired by the modernist movement in both its architecture and planting.

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Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold, Best in Show


Our 3rd show garden with designer Tom Stuart Smith, the planting of woodland and shade-tolerant perennials was divided by a formal lily pool surrounded by a slate terrace and backed by a slate wall. The planting was made up of distinct layers with shades of white, pale blue, pale yellow and mauve weaving through the planting.

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HRH The Prince of Wales, in association with Jinny Blom

Award: Silver


The Healing Garden, designed by HRH The Prince of Wales, in association with Jinny Blom, was carefully planned to comprise plants that hold medicinal or culinary uses, or have proved useful to man.

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Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold


Tom Stuart Smith's Laurent-Perrier Show Garden took the management of nature and the modern notion of an outdoor living space as its theme. It was formed around a minimalist platform of interlocking red sandstone rectangles that step through a brimming meadow.

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Garden History Society and the Historic Royal Palaces designed by Tom Stuart-Smith

Award: Gold


In our inaugural year, we teamed-up with Tom Stuart-Smith to create a garden for the Garden History Society and the Historic Royal Palaces. It was a garden inspired by arguably the world's most influential garden designer: Andre le Nôtre, who had died exactly 300 years before.