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Chelsea Flower Show winning gardens

The Laurent-Perrier Garden has won the Best Show Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008. It brought the 48-year-old designer, Tom Stuart-Smith, his third best in show and his sixth gold medal at Chelsea.

The Savills Garden by Philip Nixon was awarded one of eight Gold Medals. The full list of Chelsea Flower Show Garden winners and designers is below.

Best Show Garden: The Laurent-Perrier Garden

By Tom Stuart-Smith. This is a contemplative space with a dreamy, slightly surreal character. Featuring juxtaposing opposites: built elements are composed entirely of brick-shaped objects, orientated in one direction and a planted element is arranged in a seeming random pattern

Chelsea flower showTom Stuart-Smith’s Garden by Charlie Hopkinson


Bupa: The Bupa Garden

The garden explores the value of outdoor space in terms of how it can enhance wellbeing, highlighting the importance of gardens in Bupa care homes

Cadogan Estates Ltd: A Cadogan Garden

A garden of dappled shade, lush planting and cooling water canals, set in a hotter, wetter London of the future.

Cancer Research: Cancer Research UK Garden

By Andy Sturgeon to highlight the progress Cancer Research is making in beating cancer including four reflective pools.

The Daily Telegraph: The Daily Telegraph Garden

By Arabella Lennox-Boyd who takes inspiration from the purity of design found in a Japanese garden, combined with an English panting tradition.

Fleming’s Nurseries: Fleming’s & Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Melbourne, Victoria

Colours, textures, plants and materials of Australia are the real highlight of this garden.

KT Wong Charitable Trust: I dream, I seek My Garden

Representing an organisation set up to build bridges between China and Europe through cross-cultural projects. This work presents the surreal sight of a ‘lost’ Chinese garden, partially unearthed from the London soil

Savills plc: The Savills Garden

By Philip Nixon, this is a secluded section of a larger garden owned by a collector of abstract painging and sculpture.

Chelsea flower showThe Savills Garden by Philip Nixon is a secluded section of a larger garden owned by a collector of art


Daylesford Organic: Summer Solstice

Focus on nurturing of the soil and preserving it for the future generations. Garden celebrates the principal of organic farming and the preservation of rural crafts.

Leeds City Council: The largest room in the house

The garden at Talbot House in Poperinghe, Belgium, provided a haven of peace and friendship for soldiers living in a front line world of mud, desolation and danger in WW1.

The Material World Charitable Foundation & Olivia Harrison: From Life to Life, A garden for George

Celebrating George Harrison as an immensely talented and passionate gardener.

Ruffer LLP with Clare Agnew Design: The Reflective Garden

This garden plays on two of the senses, as the eye surveys the reflective pools, the ear is drawn to the sound of running water in the background


Gavin Jones Garden of Corian® in association with Philip Nash Design: Elevations

Contemporary space to entertain with an elevated walkway

Marshalls plc: The Marshalls Garden Kids really want

An exciting organic playground which aims to encourage children to go outside and play

QVC: The QVC Garden

Featuring still, reflective water and fresh, naturalistic planting.

Studio Lasso Ltd: Garden in the Silver Moonlight

The first contemporary Japanese garden to be featured within the show garden category at the Chelsea Flower Show


Brett Landscaping and Building Products in association with Geoff Whiten: Real Life by Brett

This garden has been designed to change with the years, adapting easily to suit each stage of life

Diarmuid Gavin Designs: The Oceanico Garden

This is acity courtyard that invites visitors to stop for a cup of coffee, glass of wine or a light lunch, with giant white daises providing shade.

Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets: The Lloyds TSB Garden

This is a travellers’ retreat which evokes memories of experiences from the owners’ travels through the use of plant s and architecture.

North East England @ Home Garden

Celebrating the quality of life found in the North East

No award

Simply Italian UK Ltd: Ocean to a Garden

Exploring the relationship between the ocean and the Italian landscape