Young men surprise at the Chelsea Flower Show
This year, the horticultural world is excited as a number of young men took the Chelsea show gardens category, by storm. This is the section with big and very expensive set pieces, which usually has visitors in awe.
Youngest to get gold at Chelsea Flower Show.
Hugo Bugg, at the young age of 27, has received an award that only a few garden designers dare to hope for, in a full career. He became the youngest garden designer to receive a gold medal for a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Bugg grew up in Devon and got his gardening inspiration when his parents moved to a cottage with large gardens. He helped his father to restore the gardens and was hugely excited watching the new landscape transpire. He graduated from University College Falmouth with a first class degree in garden design in 2008. That year he was named Student Garden Designer of the Year by the Society of Garden Designers. He now runs his own company, based in Exeter.
More accolades for young designers at Chelsea Flower show
Brothers Harry and David Rich, aged 26 and 23 (David is the youngest designer to exhibit on the show’s Main Avenue), achieved a silver gilt medal for their Night Sky Garden. It is a sparkling recreation of the Brecon landscape where they grew up. Silver gilt medals also went to show gardens that was designed by Matt Keighley, 29, Matthew Childs, 30.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Gold medals galore
Hillier Nurseries received its 69th successive Gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for its terrific display of trees, flowering shrubs and perennials in the Great Pavilion. The 150-year-old family company were amongst 53 exhibits to win Gold. That is more than half the displays in the Pavilion.
The Diamond Jubilee Award was introduced to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and goes to the best display in the Great Pavilion. This year the award went to South West in Bloom for their display celebrating the 50 years of RHS Britain in Bloom.
Birmingham City Council was awarded the President’s Award, for its ‘Remembrance’ to remember the start of World War I 1914. The garden has a trench and “cannon water feature”. The Queen herself visited this exhibit.
Foxgloves or Digitalis was one of the most popular flowers to use in displays this year. South Africa got a silver gilt award for their display.
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