Harrogate show garden winners announced

Four of the 12 show gardens at the 2015 Harrogate Spring Flower Show have won Gold Awards.

Best in show: Bestall & Co's Perennial Embrace
Best in show: Bestall & Co's Perennial Embrace

The 12 gardens along The Avenue include large-scale professional designs and three Community Spirit entries, from charities and gardening groups.

Themes include a bubbling waterside garden, a writer’s retreat and a ‘take home’ design for a small space. Nature also features strongly among the designs including a wildlife haven and a community plot promoting nature’s healing powers.

Gold Awards in the Professional Category went to:

  • Sheffield-based Bestall & Co Landscape Design, who also won Best in Show, for Perennial Embrace, a modern space for relaxation and contemplation;
  • A Yorkshire Roof Garden inspired by stunning views over the historic city of York, from Paxman Landscapes UK, Huddersfield;
  • It’s Still Me, a garden for people living with dementia, by students at Riseholme and Bishop Burton Colleges.

In the Community Spirit category, there was Gold success for Horticap Ltd, of Harrogate, who created a tribute to the 70th anniversary of VE Day with a garden called The Beaches, The Fields and The Streets.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show opened on 23 April at the Great Yorkshire Showground and runs until Sunday 26 April.

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