The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the award winners at its first major outdoor event of the year the RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019, supported by Brewin Dolphin. Opening its gates today, Nature’s Takeover was awarded the top title of Best Garden and Best Construction while Andy’s Air Plants was awarded Best in Floral Marquee.
First-time designer Diego Carrillo from London teamed up with Smartscape Cardiff to build the Regeneration Garden which received the title after the RHS Judging Panel awarded it a Silver-Guilt Medal. In line with the Regeneration Gardens category, Nature’s Takeover illustrates the simple beauty of nature as the space depicts plants left to grow untamed as they reclaim the space.
Silver Medals were awarded to the two Show Gardens, A Reading Room for a Rebel Girl by Anthea Guthrie with Botanica World Discoveries and The Perennial Garden by Peter Donegan alongside Burnham Landscaping, while Brent Purtell and Xardin Garden were awarded a Bronze Medal for The Xardin Urban Gallery.
Andy’s Air Plants achieved Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee, returning for the second year with an intriguing display of bromeliads, terrestrial and epiphytic plants. Harts Nursery’s display of lilies, spring and summer-flowering bulbs scooped Best Exhibit in the Plant Village.
The RHS Flower Show Cardiff runs until Sunday 14 April and will welcome thousands of visitors as it returns to the grounds of the capital’s Bute Park for a weekend of spring gardening to spark the imagination for the year ahead. Visitors can expect to find a range of products and plants as well as a whole host of workshops, talks and interactive activities for the family.