Andy Sturgeon wins best in show at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Andy Sturgeon's Daily Telegraph garden has won best show garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2010.

Sturgeon told Horticulture Week the garden he believed his design was the best he had staged at the RHS event — and the judges agreed.

Best urban garden went to HW blogger Jo Thompson's The Unexpected Gardener sponsored by Thrive. Best nursery exhibit was won by Medwyn's of Anglesey.

Garden golds went to Jane Owen's Green & Black's Rainforest Garden, Leeds City Council's HESCO garden, Tom Stuart-Smith's Laurent Perrier garden and Christina Williams' Music on the Moors garden, which won best courtyard garden.

Mark Gregory's Children's Society garden also won gold in the Show Garden category.

Capel Manor/John Woods Nurseries Upwardly Mobile generation garden also took gold.

Chelsea 2010 Plant of the Year Award went to Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' and the Best Continuous Learning Exhibit was World Land Trust's.

See the RHS website for more.

Great Pavilion awards: (Award Exhibitor Name GSite Number Exhibiting)


  • Gold Ainsworth Displays GPJ/7 Palm trees
  • Gold Avon Bulbs Ltd GPG/7 Flowering bulbs & associated plants
  • Gold Barbados Horticultural Society GPF/18 Tropical flowers & foliage
  • Gold Blackmore & Langdon Ltd GPJ/1 Begonias & delphiniums
  • Gold Bloms Bulbs GPE/21 Cut flower tulips
  • Gold Borneo Exotics GPB/8 Tropical pitcher plants in a natural setting
  • Gold Bowden Hostas GPE/6 Hostas
  • Gold Brian & Pearl Sulman GPJ/11 Pelargoniums
  • Gold Burncoose Nurseries GPF/11 Trees, shrubs & perennials
  • Gold Chrysanthemums Direct GPD/6 Cut flower incurved & spray chrysanthemums
  • Gold Churchtown Nurseries GPF/14 Restios & other South African plants
  • Gold Claire Austin Hardy Plants Ltd GPG/6 Bearded Iris
  • Gold Craig House Cacti GPJ/5 Cacti & succulents
  • Gold David Austin Roses Ltd GPG/10 Roses
  • Gold Derbyshire Bonsai GPD/30 Bonsai
  • Gold Dibleys Nurseries GPG/17 Streptocarpus & foliage begonias
  • Gold Eagle Sweet Peas GPB/10 Sweet peas
  • Gold Eric Young Orchid Foundation GPD/24 Orchids
  • Gold Federation of British Bonsai Societies GPF/1 Bonsai
  • Gold Fernwood Nursery GPD/18 Sempervivum & related species
  • Gold Fleur de Lys GPE/20 Conservatory & tender plants
  • Gold Grenada GPD/25 Tropical flowers & spices of Grenada
  • Gold Hall Farm Nursery GPD/14 Herbaceous plants
  • Gold Hampshire Carnivorous Plants GPJ/10 Carnivorous plants
  • Gold Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants GPF/16 Herbaceous perennials
  • Gold Harkness Roses GPG/18 Roses
  • Gold Harts Nursery GPF/2 Lilies
  • Gold Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants GPA/6 Temperate & tropical carnivorous plants
  • Gold Hillier Nurseries GPE/15 Trees, shrubs, climbers & herbaceous plants
  • Gold Hippopottering Nursery GPA/1 Japanese maples
  • Gold HW Hyde GPG/19 Lilies
  • Gold Interflora GPD/17 Progression - floral design by Interflora
  • Gold J.S.Pennings 'De Bilt' GPE/4 Hyacinths
  • Gold Jacques Amand International GPF/8 Flowering bulbs & associated plants
  • Gold Kelways Plants GPH/6 Peonies, irises & tree peonies
  • Gold Knoll Gardens GPF/4 Ornamental grasses & grass-like plants
  • Gold Mallet Court Nursery GPB/3 Woody plants, including Japanese maples & oaks
  • Gold McBeans Orchids GPE/24 Hardy & tender commercially grown orchids
  • Gold Medwyns of Anglesey GPG/3 Vegetables
  • Gold Mendip Bonsai Studio GPF/13 Bonsai
  • Gold Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden GPG/14 Combining Asian culture & plants
  • Gold Norfield Nurseries Limited GPF/5 Japanese maples
  • Gold Oska Copperfield Nursery Ltd GPB/6 Cut chrysanthemums
  • Gold Penhow Nurseries GPD/4 Perennial diascias & nemesias
  • Gold Peter Beales Roses GPD/11 Roses
  • Gold Pheasant Acre Plants GPE/23 Gladiolus
  • Gold GPJ/2 Heuchera, heucherella & tiarella
  • Gold Raymond J Evison Ltd GPG/20 Clematis
  • Gold Rhodes & Rockliffe GPG/12 Begonia species & hybrids
  • Gold Roualeyn Nursery GPG/1 Fuchsias
  • Gold Southfield Nurseries GPE/1 Cacti
  • Gold The Orchid Society of Great Britain GPB/7 Orchids in a natural setting
  • Gold Thorncroft Clematis Nursery GPH/5 Early summer-flowering clematis
  • Gold UK Horticulture GPE/9 British grown fruit, flowers, vegetables & plants
  • Gold Walkers Bulbs @ Taylors GPE/2 Daffodils
  • Gold Warmenhoven GPH/1 Hippeastrum, Allium & Ornithogalum
  • Gold Westcountry Nurseries GPJ/12 Lupins
  • Gold Winchester Growers GPD/15 Dahlias from the National Collection

Silver-Gilt Flora

  • Silver-Gilt Flora Hoyland Plant Centre GPD/21 Agapanthus & Tulbaghia
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Aldo Airplants GPH/10 Airplants
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Broadleigh Gardens GPG/11 Spring & summer-flowering bulbs
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Cayeux Iris GPD/10 Tall Bearded Iris & Sibirica Iris
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Culm View Nursery GPE/17 Seasonal hardy perennials
  • Silver-Gilt Flora D'Arcy & Everest GPB/4 Alpine troughs
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Downderry Nursery GPD/8 Lavenders
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Harveys Garden Plants GPG/13 Shade & woodland plants
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Nagoya International Orchid Show Organizing Committee GPG/21 Orchids displayed in their natural habitat
  • Silver-Gilt Flora National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies GPH/9 Floral display
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Philip Tivey & Son GPA/8 Alstroemeria
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Potash Nursery GPB/1 Fuchsias
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Rotherview Nursery GPD/28 Planted handmade hypertufa troughs
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Solva Plants T/A Heucheraholics GPE/5 Heucheras, heucherellas & tiarelleras
  • Silver-Gilt Flora Tynings Climbers - National Collection of Passiflora GPA/5 Mixed climbing plants, including Passiflora & Jasminum
  • Silver-Gilt Flora W & S Lockyer GPD/22 Auriculas

Silver Flora

  • Silver Flora Birmingham City Council GPE/8 'Road to Recovery' in aid of Help for Heroes
  • Silver Flora Devine Nurseries GPD/29 British grown Allium & Eremurus
  • Silver Flora Eversley Nursery GPD/1 Ornamental grasses & grass-like plants
  • Silver Flora Fibrex Nurseries Ltd GPF/19 Pelargoniums, hardy & tender ferns
  • Silver Flora Florigene Pty Ltd GPD/16 Moon Carnations
  • Silver Flora Fuchsiavale Nurseries GPJ/6 Hardy & half-hardy fuchsias
  • Silver Flora Gateshead Council GPF/9 Active & healthy Gateshead
  • Silver Flora Graeme & Pauline Iddon 'Cut Flower Displays' GPA/2 Cut flower display
  • Silver Flora Hardy Plant Society GPH/11 Hardy plants
  • Silver Flora High Park Nursery GPD/3 Carnations & pinks
  • Silver Flora Jardins du Luxembourg - SENAT - France GPD/7 Orchids
  • Silver Flora Ken Muir Ltd GPD/12 Strawberry plants in containers
  • Silver Flora Oak Tree Nursery GPG/2 Ornamental grasses & grass-like plants
  • Silver Flora South African National Biodiversity Institute - Kirstenbosch GPF/15 Indigenous South African wildflowers & plants
  • Silver Flora Taiwan Orchid Growers Association GPD/2 Taiwan Orchids
  • Silver Flora Tendercare Nurseries Limited GPG/5 Trees, shrubs & herbaceous plants
  • Silver Flora The Carnivorous Plant Society GPE/19 Carnivorous plants
  • Silver Flora Three Counties Nurseries GPH/2 Aquilegias
  • Silver Flora Topiary Arts GPD/20 Topiary
  • Silver Flora W Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd GPE/18 Vegetables
  • Silver Flora Waterside Nursery GPH/7 Aquatic plants & moisture-loving plants
  • Silver Flora Westdale Nurseries GPJ/4 Bougainvillea

Silver Lindley

  • Silver Lindley Pennard Plants GPF/6 The vegetable garden

Bronze Flora

  • Bronze Flora British Florist Association GPC/2 Floristry exhibit
  • Bronze Flora Coldharbour Nursery GPB/5 Hostas
  • Bronze Flora Isle of Wight Lavender GPJ/9 Hardy & tender cultivars lavender
  • Bronze Flora Mickfield Hostas GPD/27 Hostas
  • Bronze Flora Primrose Bank GPA/4 Hardy perennials
  • Bronze Flora The Botanic Nursery GPG/9 Foxgloves & associated plants
  • Bronze Flora WM Morrison Supermarket PLC GPE/11 Morrisons Let's Grow to Chelsea Garden

No award

  • No award Moyses Stevens GPD/19 Large flower fairy in a forest
  • No award Victorian Violas GPA/7 Violas


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