Trade bodies celebrate record Chelsea win for members

The HTA and Association of Professional Landscapers are celebrating a record haul of medals for members at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Gold winner: The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth - Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes
Gold winner: The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth - Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes
All 14 APL members at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year went home with a medal, the association said.

Winning Gold on Main Avenue this year at Chelsea was Homebase's Urban Retreat Garden. The garden was designed by HTA Board member, Adam Frost, and built by Jody Lidgard, Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. This was Jody's first solo year at Chelsea, and he is also the Technical Lead Judge for this year's APL World Skills Challenge.

HTA and APL member Hilliers has also gone home with a record 70th medal this year at Chelsea, securing the nursery's status as the most successful exhibitor in the history of the 102-year-old show.

HTA also sponsored the APHA Beyond Our Borders garden (fresh garden category) which won gold.
It highlighted the dangers of potential pest and disease spread through tree and plant movements.

The HTA and APL medals line-up includes:

  • GOLD - The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth - Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes
  • GOLD - The Homebase Garden - Urban Retreat – Adam Frost - Bespoke Outdoor Spaces
  • GOLD - A Trugmaker's Garden by Future Climate Info – Frogheath Landscapes
  • GOLD and Best Artisan Garden - The Sculptor's Picnic Garden – Walkers Nurseries
  • SILVER - GILT - The Beauty of Islam with Al Barari Firm Management LLC – Outdoor Room
  • SILVER – GILT - The Fragrance Garden from Harrods - Heart Notes - Eden Landscape Projects Ltd
  • SILVER – GILT - The Hidden Beauty of Kranji by Esmond & Uniseal - Landform Consultants Ltd
  • SILVER – GILT - Pure Land Foundation Garden - The Garden Builders
  • SILVER – GILT - Royal Bank of Canada Garden – Clifton Nurseries
  • SILVER – GILT - The World Vision Garden - Garden Builders
  • SILVER - GILT – Living Legacy Garden – Outdoor Options
  • SILVER - Viking Ocean Garden – Hilliers
  • SILVER - Thinking of Peace – Landscape Options
  • SILVER - The Old Forge for Motor Neurone Disease Association – Twigs Gardens
  • GOLD – Burncoose Nurseries
  • GOLD – Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants
  • GOLD – David Austin Roses
  • GOLD – Hilliers
  • GOLD – Kelways Plants- Tree ferns
  • GOLD – Peter Beales Roses
  • GOLD – Walkers (Taylors) Bulbs
  • SILVER GILT – Cooks Garden Centre
  • SILVER GILT – Harkness Roses
  • SILVER GILT – Kelways Plants - Irises and peonies
  • SILVER-GILT – The Scott's Miracle-Gro Company for the Miracle Gro'wers Learning Journey from Compost to Kitchen.
  • BRONZE - Domoney Ltd - Positive Power of Plants garden, sponsored by National Garden Gift Vouchers.

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