RHS calls for designers to vie for best-in-show award at Cardiff event

The RHS has thrown down a challenge to garden designers to show off their talents at April's Flower Show Cardiff - the first outdoor show of the season.

The society hopes the winner of this year’s best in show garden will echo the success of last year’s winning designer, who landed himself a place at BBC Gardeners’ World live later in the year and who is to create a small garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this May.

Young Welsh designer Harry Rich triumphed in the parkland of Cardiff Castle with his Naturalistic show garden inspired by the Brecon Beacons. The RHS was so impressed they invited him to BBC Gardeners’ World Live later in the year.

"The RHS Show in Cardiff was a fantastic springboard for me so soon after coming out of University," he said. "I was fortunate to get noticed and picked up a lot of business. Now I’m designing for Chelsea, but Cardiff is a great event for anyone interested in gardening."

Last year 24,000 people visited the Cardiff show, the first outdoor show of the RHS season, in Bute Park. This year will be the ninth RHS Show in Cardiff, delivered through a partnership between Cardiff Council and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk/cardiff

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