Full list of Tatton Park garden award winners announced

Best Show Garden has gone to Through the Looking Glass, designed by Pip Probert and built by Hultons Landscapes.

Through the Looking Glass by Pip Probert. Image: RHS
Through the Looking Glass by Pip Probert. Image: RHS

The garden, which won a Silver Gilt award, is designed for a large family who want to spend time together and entertain outside, as well as enjoy time out from the hustle of life.

The large plot is split across two levels. It contains classic garden elements such as a lawn, pond and paved area, as well as more unusual features including a Solarlux garden room, which provides shelter from inclement weather and also opens up to become a covered outdoor space, and an outdoor kitchen.

The sculptural arches are both artistic and functional, separating the garden into rooms. Some of the archways frame moving glass walls, which change the view within and provide seclusion and individual spaces for the family. The lower garden has a separate theme and more private feel.

Best Evolution Garden went to Michael Vinsun's Silver-winning Plant Evolution (below), built by Vinsun Landscapes. The garden illustrates the sequences of plant evolution, from mosses and ferns through to conifers to flowering plants.

Flowering plants are the visual mainstay of Vinsun's display using basic colour blocks of red, yellow and blue plants. The ‘lower order plants’, including liverworts and mosses, primarily focus on foliage texture and are planted below Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’, which provides shade.

Image: RHS

No Golds were awarded to Evolution Gardens or Show Gardens. However five golds were awarded in the Back to Back Garden category, with Best Back to Back Garden title going to Nottingham City Homes: A Drop of Urban Green (below), designed by Hosta Consulting and built by Thomas Bow.

The garden transforms a small unused space into an urban pocket park, using reclaimed materials such as the sheet piles that form a large central planter.

Image: RHS

RHS Young Designer of the Year 2016 went to Caitlin McLaughlin for Nature & Nurture, built by Foxcroft Landscapes.

RHS Young Landscape Contractor and Best Construction Award went to Ewan Sewell for A Coastal Retreat, with RHS Young Planting Designer going to Katie Maude for her work on the same garden.

BALI praised its members for their medal haul at Tatton, which included one Gold (Hosta Consulting), three Silvers (WAP Lawton and Son, Trafford Housing Trust 'Clean Start', students from BALI Training Provider Reaseheath College), one Bronze (Hultons Landscapes) and a Silver Gilt and Best Show Garden (also Hultons).

BALI chief executive Wayne Grills said: "Another very successful year for our members at Tatton, adding to the incredible medal haul achieved by BALI contractors and designers at this year’s shows. Congratulations to all our medal winning members here at Tatton, and particularly to the students of Reaseheath College who will be delighted with their achievement."

A full list of all Garden awards is available on the RHS website.

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