Garden designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and David Mitchell from Wyevale Garden Centres were presented with the gold medal for the best construction award by Viscount Cobham, Three Counties president and Sir Nicholas Bacon, Royal Horticultural Society president.
The best construction award is a new category for 2016. Historic Royal Palaces and Wyevale built the garden. The garden was one of five gold winners at the show.
Plant buyer Mitchell said: "It has been an honour for the first ever show garden that Wyevale Garden Centres has created to be so notably recognised at RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Against the odds we have successfully created a vision that will encourage gardeners at home with all plants on display available at our centres nationwide. We hope that everyone who visits over the next four days comes away feeling inspired however green fingered they are.".
Longstaffe-Gowan said: "Today wasn’t just a first for Wyevale Garden Centres and Historic Royal Palaces, it was also my first ever show garden. I feel incredibly proud to not only have been part of a winning team, but also to have worked with such determined and creative individuals on this challenging project. We feel that this garden is a deserving tribute to the enduring legacy of Lancelot Capability Brown in his 300th year."
Later this month, the Capability range of David Austin roses, launched as a tribute to honour the life of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown will be available from Wyevale Garden Centres.
The range of roses, exclusive to Wyevale Garden Centres and in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, includes Blue for You, Isle of White, Queen of Sweden, Gertrude Jekyll, Munstead Wood and Scepter’d Isle.