The Daily Telegraph garden designed by Swedish landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell has won the Best Show Garden while Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins won the award for most creative show garden.

The Winners

Gold

Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins

The Daily Telegraph

Silver-Gilt

Flora Ark Design Management Ltd

Flora Cancer Research UK

HESCO Bastion and Leeds City Council

Flora Marshalls plc

Silver Flora

Canary Islands Tourist Board

Eden Project in partnership with Homes & Communities Agency

Silver Flora Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust

Silver Flora Quilted Velvet

Silver Flora QVC MA/11 Show Garden

Bronze Flora

Barakura English Garden

BEST SHOW GARDEN – The Daily Telegraph Garden designed by Ulf Nordfjell

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The Daily Telegraph Garden, by Swedish landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell, fused a modern, relaxed Swedish style with traditional English elements, demonstrating how to combine architecture with garden design.

With an emphasis on natural plant communities and practical considerations of climate and sustainability, this garden takes the artistry of the traditional cottage garden and combines it with the discipline of Swedish modernism. Hardwearing Swedish materials, such as granite, steel, glass and timber, are used throughout; green walls and hedges enclose the garden’s open spaces and ensure privacy.

A terrace of flamed granite, featuring a minimalist transparent building of timber and glass overlooking a stylised water creek, offers an all-round view of the garden. The terrace also divides the garden into a sunny, asymmetrical area on one side and a more formal, partly shady area on the other. The use of water, transparency, colour, and strong structural planting such as the group of multi-stemmed Pinus sylvestris ‘Watereri’ at the front of the space, give The Daily Telegraph Garden a subtle, striking and unique character.