KLC Garden Design Graduates scoop awards at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Graduate Matthew Childs won a Gold medal and Best Conceptual Garden for ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’. This is a fantastic success for Matthew’s first ever flower show. The strong theme of this garden is linked to his experience overcoming the London bombings of 2005. The garden about hope and recovery aims to take visitors on a journey and this is achieved by clearly narrating the transition from darkness to light with chosen plants and materials.
Anoushka Feiler won a Gold medal and Best in Show for her garden entitled ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’. This is Anoushka’s second year at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – last year her conceptual garden entitled ‘Excuse me while I Kiss the Sky’ was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal, as well as the People’s Choice Award.
And Jo Hanslip’s garden, ‘Free Fall’, was awarded a Silver Medal. This conceptual garden showcases, via a large linked water feature, the 5 stages of individual emotional response to ‘loss and failure’ – shock, fear, shame, anger and despair.
This is the second year running KLC has had three graduates with gardens at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – just metres away from the studios in Hampton Court Palace where they completed their Diplomas in Garden Design.