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BBC RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: People’s Choice Award

There are three People’ Choice awards that the public can vote for at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show:

  • Best Show Garden
  • Best Fresh Garden
  • Best Artisan Garden

Voting for Best Show Garden is via the www.bbc.co.uk/chelsea website only and voting is only open for one day, opening 21:00 Wednesday 24th May and closing at 21:30 on Thursday 25th May 2017.

This vote is for the best of the large 8 Show Gardens. These display the latest innovative designs and must-have plants, crafted with skill by highly-talented designers and their teams.  Each of these gardens feature on the BBC’s coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower show. The winner will be announced during the BBC’s coverage on Friday 26th May 2017.

Voting for Best Fresh and Artisan Gardens is via theThe RHS Peoples’ Choice Award web page; voting is open now and closes on Friday 26th of May 2017.

Vote for the best of the 5 Fresh Gardens: Bold and daring, the Fresh category uses innovative materials and daring design to present and question concepts

Vote for the best of the 9 Artisan Gardens: The artisan category demonstrate traditional designs, materials and craft skills revitalised by contemporary approaches

The RHS medals have been awarded at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and the next big honour is BBC/RHS Peoples’ Choice Award, which as its name suggests, is voted for by the public.

See the BBC’s Chelsea coverage to a review of the gardens or RHS’s Chelsea pages for more details on each of the gardens.

Practicality Brown is proud to have been able to supply our Native Mix hedging to two gardens this year:

Welcome to Yorkshire Show Garden

Welcome to Yorkshire Show Garden

World Horse Welfare Artisan Garden

World Horse Welfare Artisan Garden

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Welcome to Yorkshire show garden design by Tracy Foster
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 preview

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 preview

Practicality Brown are proud to be supporting garden designers for Show and Artisan Gardens at RHS Chelsea 2017 this May by supplying top quality large hedging plants.

Show Garden: The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden

Welcome to Yorkshire show garden design by Tracy Foster

Welcome to Yorkshire

 

Designed by Tracy Foster | Built by Landform Consultants

This Welcome to Yorkshire garden is inspired by the Yorkshire coast, the drama of the county’s many historic buildings and Yorkshire’s special relationship with its agricultural heritage.  The garden will feature a ruined abbey, chalk cliffs, a beach and the sea, with gently rolling waves lapping the shore. The inclusion of a trompe l’oeil painting within the ruin links this coastal paradise to the farmland beyond. The planting has a wild feeling with plenty of colourful wildflowers, grasses and native trees.

With seven RHS medals to her name including four gold, Tracy Foster has also won Best in Show, People’s Choice and Best in Category at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Tracy is keeping her facebook up to date during the Chelsea 2017 building phase.

 

Artisan Garden: The World Horse Welfare Garden

World Horse Welfare designed by Woolcott Smith

World Horse Welfare

Designed by Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith | Built by Conway Landscapes

The garden has been designed to celebrate 90-years for World Horse Welfare charity and aims to highlight the plight of abandoned, neglected and abused horses in the UK and abroad. The garden is a traditional wildflower garden that will tell the story of one of these ‘invisible’ horses. A derelict stable in one corner will be surrounded by plants harmful to horses, which open up into an open, bright and secure meadow, with horse friendly plants. It will feature a life-sized sculpture of a horse made from reclaimed horseshoes by Tom Hill.

Woolcott Smith have won three Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and two BBC/RHS People’s Award for Best Small Garden in Show as well as Best Courtyard Garden in Show.

Adam and Jon had kept a diary of their work during the process for Chelsea 2017.


The designers have been working hard in the preceding months, sourcing materials and plants for their gardens, ensuring their vision comes to fruition at the world’s most prestigious flower show. The show opens on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

The Landscape Show 2016

The Landscape Show is a trade event, aimed at garden designers, architects, landscape contractors, local authority landscaping professionals, facilities managers and interior designers from all over the UK and beyond.

Once again we exhibited at the event, which is in Battersea Park London, showcasing the Elveden Instant Hedge.  We were able to talk to new customers and meet up with existing ones.

Thank you to everyone that visited us – we hope to see more of you soon!

 

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show pre-report

Practicality Brown are proud to be supporting garden designers for Show and Summer Gardens at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this July by supplying top quality large hedging plants and trees.

A Dog’s Life Garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes for The Dogs Trust

As Dogs Trust celebrates its 125th anniversary, this garden marks the charity’s commitment to finding new, loving owners for thousands of homeless dogs every year.

PMS: Outside Inside Garden for NAPS designed by Emma Bannister @pmsgarden

The garden is inspired by the stories of those who suffer from severe premenstrual syndrome. The common native planting on the outside contrasts with the inaccessible space and distorted planting inside.

World Vision Garden designed by John Warland

The World Vision Garden symbolises journeys of life. Inspired by the lives of children around the world, the floating waves of turf each represent an individual life.

A breath of Fresh Air design by Rae Wilkinson for The Abbeyfield Society

Breathing new life into the concept of a sensory garden and celebrating 60 years of The Abbeyfield Society, the design has created a calming space for older people and specifically those living with dementia.

A Summer Retreat designed by Laura Arison and Amanda Waring for CCLA

Inspired by the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the garden embraces the values of simplicity, elegance, style and craftsmanship. It is designed to be either a separate garden room adjoined to a larger space or an entity on its own.

The Lavender Garden designed by Paula Napper, Sarah Warren and Donna King

The design is inspired by the scent, colour and romance of lavenders grown at a dairy farm on the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

For more details on the show, check out the RHS website

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

RHS Flower Shows

Practicality Brown are pleased and proud to supply our Elveden Instant Hedge to gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show again this year.

 Congratulations to David Austin Roses on another Gold medal!

A fantastic achievement and well done to everyone involved with producing David Austin Roses stand. We are pleased to have supplied our Elveden Instant Hedge, both Hornbeam and Box, which sets off the beautiful roses to reveal their perfection!

Congratulations to Papworth Trust on Silver Gilt medal

A wonderful acoustic garden, a first at Chelsea, was created in the artisan garden section of this prestigious show.  The Silver Gilt medal is a superb achievement for the team behind the #‎TogetherWeCan  garden! Well done to everyone involved including Peter EustancePapworth TrustDame Evelyn Glennie andLandform.  We supplied Holly instant hedge as part of the naturalistic planting.

If you cannot see these gardens in person, check out @BBCFlowerShow on twitter and BBC television coverage!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 “Together We Can”

We are proud to be supplying hedges for the Papworth Trust’s “Together we can” acoustic garden which has been created by Peter Eustance of Symphonic Gardens, together with percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.

See our facebook page for more details.

RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows 2015

Once again we have worked with a number of Garden Designers and exhibitors at both RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows using our Instant Hedge to create mature looking gardens, for the following exhibitors.

Chelsea Read more

St George’s Hospital and Patrick Collins’s Chelsea Garden

Patrick Collins and St George’s Hospital

We are delighted to have helped Patrick Collins recreate his RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden at St George’s Hospital. Patrick has been working with First Touch, which is a charity that supports sick and premature babies at St Georges Hospital.

Patrick created a garden that fits in seamlessly to the surroundings aided by the maturity of the 1.2m high Beech Elveden Instant Hedge. The garden was officially opened by TV news reader Sophie Raworth who unveiled the plaque and declared the First Touch legacy garden open.  See more details in the projects page.

RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows 2014

The Elveden Instant Hedge™ has been used extensively by Garden Designers at both at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows 2014 and the results have been impressive with Golds, Silver Gilts, Silver Flora and Bronze.  See more details in the projects page.

Chelsea

Show Gardens Exhibitor stands
Paul Hervey-Brookes’ Show Garden on Main Avenue – Bronze Medal David Austin Roses – Gold Medal

Cole Henley

Giles Rayner

Jenny Pickford Artist Blacksmith

David Harber

The Topiarist’s Garden – Marylyn Abbott – Silver Gilt Medal

Hampton Court

Show Gardens: Conceptual Gardens:
Vestra Wealth’s Vista – Paul Martin – Gold Medal Dichotomy Garden (Greed) – Sara Jane Rothwell and JoanMa Roig (Box, Portuguese Laurel and Hornbeam) – Silver Gilt Medal
Jordans Wildlife Garden – Selina Botham – Silver Flora Medal
The Flintknapper’s Garden – Luke Heydon – Silver Gilt Medal Summer Gardens
Vestra Wealth’s Vista – Paul Martin – Gold Medal Hedgehog Street – Tracy Foster (Beech) – Gold Medal
Jordans Wildlife Garden – Selina Botham – Silver Medal The NSPCC Legacy Garden – Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith (Common Laurel) – Silver Gilt Medal
Flintknapper’s Garden – Luke Heydon – Silver Gilt Medal

 

Oak Tree Planted for Diamond Jubilee Celebration

With a reputation for sourcing specimen trees, we were asked to supply and plant an Oak tree in Datchet to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebration. We supplied a Quercus Robur (English Oak) which was 30 cm girth with a spread of about 3 metres and around 7 metres high. This village event started in the Church with a service of thanks-giving Read more