RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 – Medals Day

After months of preparation and three weeks of hard graft, the gardens have been built and judged. The results are in! And Landform are immensely proud of the four gardens, and tradestand they have been involved with this year.

GOLD medal winning Chelsea Barracks Garden, designed by Jo Thompson.

GOLD medal winning Chelsea Barracks Garden, designed by Jo Thompson.

The Chelsea Barracks Show Garden, designed by Jo Thompson, sponsored by Qatari Diar, and built by our foreman Rich, Steve (Steve gets a special mention here thanks to his lovely build photos below!) and their team – was awarded GOLD.   This garden was a very challenging, technical build, with lots of detail. The design was fluid, with a complex water rill and stone layout. Rich and the Landform team were working closely with our specialists to get all the precise hard-landscaping details spot on. With the stone being cut using a water-jet, there was very little tolerance for error. And well done guys – looks like all your fantastic hard work paid off!

Before, during & finished! GOLD winning Chelsea Barracks Garden, designed by Jo Thompson

Before, during & finished! GOLD winning Chelsea Barracks Garden, designed by Jo Thompson

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Water jet cut stone laying in action!

The Hartley Botanic Show Garden, designed by our in-house garden designer Catherine MacDonald won SILVER GILT. Catherine is “over the moon” and deservedly so. The Landscape Academy build team and the planting team excelled themselves. The garden looks fantastic and there have been great comments from it’s visitors so far.

Catherine in the Opus Glass House with her SILVER GILT medal. Together with (top to bottom) lifelong hero David Bellamy on the garden, and with contributors foreman Will Gadd, Claire Soper & Matt Soper of Hampshire Carnivorous Plants, and Michael Buck of Hortus Loci.

Catherine in the Opus Glass House with her SILVER GILT medal. Together with (top to bottom) lifelong hero David Bellamy on the garden, and with contributors foreman Will Gadd, Claire Soper & Matt Soper of Hampshire Carnivorous Plants, and Michael Buck of Hortus Loci.

The artisan garden that we have helped to build, “Together We Can“, designed by Peter Eustace for disability charity Papworth Trust also attained a SILVER GILT. The inspiration for this garden came from the “I Can” campaign where the trust worked with profoundly deaf percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie. Read more on this beautiful garden here.

Top: Dame Evelyn Glennie - the inspiration for the garden. Bottom: Mark Gregory with our friend Charley Boorman and the Papworth Trust.

Top: Dame Evelyn Glennie – the inspiration for the SILVER GILT “Together We Can” garden. Bottom: Mark Gregory with celebrity Charley Boorman and the Papworth Trust.

The Watahan East & West Garden, designed by Yano Tea & Chihori Shibiyama, built by our foreman Ed and his team achieved a SILVER medal. The garden looks fantastic and the balance between east and west is very evident. Well done team – what an experience for all involved.

Top: Rachel de Thame on the SILVER winning East & West Garden.

Top: Rachel de Thame on the SILVER winning East & West Garden.

Did we mention we built the Hartley Botanic Tradestand as well? Phew! Time to put our feet up and enjoy the champagne before…Hampton Court Palace Flower Show starts in about 6 weeks time then!