Our sponsored winning Tatton designs!
Five of the ‘Sensory Long Border’ designs that we sponsored at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show at Tatton Park this week have won top awards – including Best Long Border (July 19-23, 2023).
All were designed by final year University of Gloucestershire Landscape Architect students who visited us for a 2022 open day and then selected their plants earlier this year.
Ian Wright, our Commercial Sales Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explains: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share this wonderful news and to have been part of these amazing wins.
“Five of the six entries sponsored by us, featuring our plants, scooped awards. It’s a tremendous achievement for everyone involved and we couldn’t be more pleased for them all. They’ve worked so hard and their brilliant concepts paid off.
“‘A Pocket of Peace’, designed by Daniel March, Hallie Abbott Trangmar and Adam Rowley, took a Gold and was also named by the judges as winner of Best Long Border.”
Fellow students, Anne Watson, Caitlin Lewis and Úna Nolan also won a Gold for their design – ‘The Garden of Vivacity’.
Anne says: “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award. What an amazing collaboration with Caitlin and Úna. Thank you to the University of Gloucestershire for the opportunity and thank you Wyevale Nurseries for sponsoring the garden/supplying the beautiful plants. A dream fulfilled!”
Our other sponsored winners included Sarah Marsh, Shereen Khatoon-Jaan Din and Imogen Reeves. Their design ‘Staying in Touch with the Garden’ scooped a Silver Gilt. It will be donated to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester after the show.
Ian adds: “We also saw Silver Gilt wins for ‘Coastal Whisper’ – designed by Mia Thompstone, Joseph Parker and Henry Monnington and ‘Forager’s Haven’ by David Cockburn and James Hill. Our sixth sponsored garden at the event was ‘Coral Scape’ – designed by Yunhui Luk, Ethan Fincham, David Dycha.”
More details of the gardens and some of the plants that were included in each can be found on the show’s website page here