Its garden – The Cotswold Way - was inspired by the Cotswold landscape and designed by Amy Perkins.
The sense of movement within the garden was created as a metaphor for the changing economic trends the company has experienced since it first started.
The design incorporated local rural materials to create a contemporary, stylish and structured space, softened with naturalistic planting schemes. The space was designed for entertaining with a sheltered seating area at its heart. Flowing water, undulating walls, sinuous fencing and careful planting created a sense of movement through the garden.
Also winning Silver Gilt at the show was designer Hannah Genders whose RHS Malvern garden was designed in association with St Michael's Hospice.
The Journey Garden used a curved pathway to represent a journey through the St. Michael’s hospice landscape as well as a personal journey through times of illness and loss.
The path led under The Angel Tree, a canopy of shelter and refuge for patients and a representation of the sanctuary of care offered by the hospice.
The recycled element represented the refurbishment of the old hospice. Both the path and sculpture were recycled from materials used in the old hospice building and interspersed with locally sourced chestnut. The new materials represented rejuvenation, as the new hospice eco building develops and the old building is refurbished.
The plants were chosen to increase biodiversity, attract wildlife and to show the importance of connecting with the landscape at all times in our lives. The garden will now be rebuilt at St. Michael’s to be enjoyed by patients, their family, staff and visitors.