A record number of top Premier Gold Awards were presented to show garden designers at the 2013 Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
The three designers who scooped the top accolade at the event, which ended on Sunday, were Lizzie Tulip Garden Design, from York, the British Association of Landscape Industries, Yorkshire and North East Region and Craven College, Skipton.
Among the four Gold Award winners were Leeds-based PWP Landscape Design, with custom joinery by BowCora, Wood Landscapes, from Bradford, Derby College and Craven College, from Skipton.
The Peter D Sutcliffe Memorial Creative Award went to PWP Landscape Design.
This year’s Spring Show featured 17 gardens in all at the Great Yorkshire Showground and two new categories were included, one each for professional and community or college entries.
Show director Martin Fish said: "We have doubled the number of outdoor show gardens since they were launched to mark our centenary in 2011. This is in direct response to requests from our visitors, who told us they enjoy seeing the inspirational designs so much that they want to see more."
The winners in full:
Premier Gold award winners
- The rough with the smooth – Lizzie Tulip Garden Design, York
- Vision of modern serenity – British Association of Landscape
- Industries, Yorkshire and North East Region in association with Greenbelt Landscapes, Carnforth.
- MODO repose - PWP Landscape Design, Leeds, with custom joinery by Bowcora Design, Leeds/Harrogate.
- The green room – Wood Landscapes, Bradford
Silver Gilt winners
- The wedding gift – Rachel’s Gardens, York
- At the end of the day – Hibiscus Gardens & Landscapes, Selby
- Sanctuary Yorkshire - Mary Elliott Garden Design & Construction, York.
- Between a rock and a hard place - Harewood House Trust, near Leeds
- Wall hole art garden – Rapture Gallery, Harrogate
College and community garden winners
Premier Gold winners
- Chill in out – Craven College, Skipton
- Monastic mystery garden – Derby College
- Chiaroscuro – Craven College, Skipton
Silver gilt winners
- Come round for a brew – Askham Bryan College, York
- Waste not, want not – Finchale College, Durham
- Flow – Askham Bryan College, York
- The living room – Horticap with Henshaws College, both from Harrogate