The Garden Guide

Garden design review of RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015

Hadlow College 'Green Seam' Designed by Stuart Charles Towner & Bethany Williams. The Hadlow team executed a professional postmodern design with the horticultural panache to win a well-deserved Best in Show award.

The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism: Garden of Paradise Designed by Nilufer Danis. Great to see the first Turkish garden design at Hampton Court.

QEF: A Different Point of View Designed by Juliet Hutt. Humphry Repton favoured the use of mirrors in garden design and this is a great example of what can be done.


The Macmillan Legacy Garden   Designed by Ann-Marie Powell Gardens.  I'd like to have this garden - but wonder if it is quite right for a cancer relief charity.

Jacksons Secret Garden Party  Designed by Jon Sims. I guess most Hampton Court visitors have small gardens and showing what can be done with them is a good idea.

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Unique: The Rare Chromosome Disorder Garden  Designed by Catherine Chenery, Barbara Harfleet 

A Growing Obsession  Jean Wardrop and Alexandra Stevenson. This garden should have won the Best Historical Garden in Show award. It shows a highly professional approach to one of the great periods in the history of British gardens.
 RHS Anniversary Maze Designed by Tony Smith. A maze was a safe choice, and it is well made, but I don't really see it as a 'show garden'
Rolawn: Freestyle Turf Sculpture  Designed by Tony Smith. I like turf sculpture!
Living Landscapes: Healing Urban Garden Design by Rae Wilkinson. I can't think why the judges did give this very high quality garden a gold medal.