The newly renamed RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is underway (2–7 July 2019). While HRH The Duchesses of Cambridge shows off the reincarnation of her Back to Nature Garden, members of the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) and Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are also wowing the crowds and judges with their amazing gardens and displays.
This year was the first time the APL moved away from having a Show Feature garden, to a judged Show Garden. The garden was a true APL community build, with a total of 18 different member companies involved in the garden, including the apprentices currently on the APL Apprenticeship scheme.
The awards by APL and HTA members as follows:
GOLD – The Thames Water Flourishing Future Garden. Designed by – Tony Woods, Built by – Garden Club London. Sponsored by – Thames Water
SILVER – APL A Place to Meet. Designed by – Cherry Carmen. Built by – Kebur Landscape Division. Sponsored by – Creepers Nursery, Kebur Garden Materials, Garden House Design, Landscapeplus, and John Lewis Home Solutions.
SILVER-GILT – The Lower Barn Farm Outdoor Living Garden. Designed by – Robert Grimstead. Built by – Landscapes By Design. Sponsored by – Lower Barn Farm
SILVER-GILT – The Urban Pollinator. Designed by – Caitlin McLaughlin. Built by – Conway Landscapes. Sponsored by – Warner’s
GLOBAL IMPACT GARDENS
SILVER-GILT – Believe in Tomorrow Garden. Designed by – Seonaid Royall. Built by – Highgrove Landscaping
Winning HTA Members, Floral and Roses Marquees:
GOLD – David Austin Roses Ltd. GOLD – Lime Cross Nursery. GOLD – Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
SILVER-GILT – Burncoose Nurseries. SILVER-GILT – Blackmoor Nurseries. SILVER-GILT – Desert To Jungle. SILVER-GILT – Fryer’s Roses part of Blue Diamond Group. SILVER-GILT – Hart Canna. SILVER-GILT – Newlands Nursery. SILVER-GILT – Peter Beales Roses. BRONZE – Eden Project
For a full list of all winners visit RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Rose of the year award 2020
It is a tradition for the Rose of the year award for the next year to be announced at The Festival of Roses.
The Rose of the Year is selected from trials around the country that run for two years. The winning rose is most likely picked 6 years before you see it, this gives time for growing so it can be widely available.
2020’s Rose of the Year winner is called Sweet Honey ‘Kormecaso’ from Kordes Rosen of Germany.
Click here for more details on the rose.