Thai tourism garden wins Hampton Court best in show

The Reflections of Thailand - Sala Rim Nam: House by the River garden designed by James Clarke has won gold and best in show at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Best in Show - Reflections of Thailand. Image: HW
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Best in Show - Reflections of Thailand. Image: HW
Built by Elevations Exhibition Design, the traditional garden set on a labyrinth of canals blended tropical tree planting with aromatic herbs grown for home cooking and scented flowers to add character and colour.

Former Hampton Court best in show winner Chris Beardshaw said the garden was a worthy winner.

"I am really impressed," he told Horticulture Week.

"There is a great blend here and the finishing is very high quality."

Clarke’s garden for the Tourism Authority of Thailand & Eva Airways won the only gold in the show garden category, but was matched by three small garden golds, one sustainable garden gold, three conceptual golds and two golds in the Shakespeare’s comedies gardens.

Hadlow College won best in show for small gardens, Victoria Pustygina & Ludovica Ginanneschi topped the Sustainable Garden category, the pansy project won the conceptual award and Capel Manor came out top for Shakespeare’s comedies.

The complete list of garden winners includes:

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010


Best Show Garden: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) & Eva Airways


Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) & Eva Airways GW/7 Show Garden

Silver-Gilt Flora

Astellas Pharma Ltd - 'A Matter of Urgency' Campaign GW/12 Show Garden

Copella Fruit Juices Ltd GW/8 Show Garden

Girlguiding UK GW/16 Show Garden

Sadolin GW/6 Show Garden

Tyrrells Potato Chips GW/4 Show Garden

Silver Flora

Emmaus with Bill Butterworth GW/15 Show Garden

Hambrooks Garden Design & Landscaping GW/10 Show Garden

Independent Gardening Ltd / Fi Boyle Garden Design GW/9 Show Garden

Jack Dunckley GW/3 Show Garden

Legoland Windsor GW/5 Show Garden

Bronze Flora

Landscapes Unlimited in association with NPB Design GW/2 Show Garden

Richard Golding Garden Design / Manor Landscapes GW/14 Show Garden

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council GW/13 Show Garden



Best Small Garden: Hadlow College


Hadlow College D/9 Small Garden

Neale Richards Limited Garden Design D/1 Small Garden

R-Two Ltd D/11 Small Garden

Silver-Gilt Flora

James Callicott with Kati Crome D/10 Small Garden

Planit Plants D/2 Small Garden

The Plant Company D/12 Small Garden

Wixon Gibbs Ltd D/7 Small Garden

Silver Flora

Arthur Northcott & John Gutteridge D/13 Small Garden

Bronze Flora

Chris Allen Associates & Designs in Stainless Ltd D/5 Small Garden

Linda & Ralph Gardening D/6 Small Garden

Natasha Carsberg Sculptures D/14 Small Garden

Plumpton College D/3 Small Garden

Raine Garden Design & Fiona Garden Design D/4 Small Garden

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust D/34 Small Garden



Best Sustainable Garden: Victoria Pustygina & Ludovica Ginanneschi


Victoria Pustygina & Ludovica Ginanneschi B/6 Sustainable Garden

Silver Flora

A³ Landscape for Adelaide Community Garden Club B/9 Sustainable Garden

Anita Smith B/7 Sustainable Garden

Clive Scott Garden Design B/10 Sustainable Garden

Prue Kahn B/8 Sustainable Garden



Best Conceptual Garden: The Pansy Project


Sekitei Design A/112 Conceptual Garden

The Pansy Project A/114 Conceptual Garden

University College Falmouth A/110 Conceptual Garden

Silver-Gilt Flora

Guy Petheram Garden Design A/111 Conceptual Garden

Steven Wooster A/115 Conceptual Garden

Silver Flora

Alan Gardner Design A/113 Conceptual Garden



Best Shakespear’s Comedies Garden:  Campel Manor College


Anthea Guthrie D/103

Capel Manor College D/100

Silver-Gilt Flora

Lilliput Surgery Gardening Society D/101

Silver Flora

Jayne Thomas Garden Design D/101

Yvonne Mathews Garden Design D/98

Bronze Flora

Yvonne Mathews Garden Design D/102


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