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
Tom 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.
Flemings Nurseries: Flemings & 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.
The 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
Simply Italian UK Ltd: Ocean to a Garden
Exploring the relationship between the ocean and the Italian landscape