The Daily Telegraph Garden designed by Andy Sturgeon has won Best in Show at Chelsea Flower Show for the second year running.
Inspired by travel, this contemporary gravel garden brings together flavours of the Southern Cape, the maquis shrubland of the Mediterranean, the chaparral of California and Mexico and the matorral of central Chile.
Corten steel screens slice through the design, fusing architectural and sculptural qualities to define spaces and control views within the garden. Open clearings of sparsely planted gravel provide places to pause on a journey that culminates in a courtyard at the rear, where the shade of a stately cork oak and the sound of running water combine to create a contemplative retreat.
Gold medal winners are The Cancer Research Garden designed by Robert Myers; The Green & Blacks Rainforest Garden designed by Jane Owen with Ann-Marie Powell; The HESCO Garden designed by Leeds City Council; The Laurent Perrier Garden designed by Tom Stuart Smith; The Two Moors Festival Garden, designed by Christina Williams; The Upwardly Mobile Garden, designed by Chris Deakin and Jason Lock; The Tourism Malaysia Garden designed by David Cubero & James Wong; The Trailfinders Australian Garden by designed by Scott Wynd; The Unexpected Gardener Garden designed by Jo Thompson.
To find out all the rest of the winners visit the RHS website at www.rhs.org.uk.
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