Best in Show winner announced at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
This year's Best in Show winner has been announced at Chelsea Flower Show 2023
The winner of Best In Show has been announced at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.
The Show Garden that has taken the top accolade at Chelsea is Horatio's Garden, designed by Harris Bugg Studio, Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg.
The garden itself is the first ever Main Avenue garden to deal with accessibility and putting people with accessible needs at the heart of the design.
Listen to Charlotte Harris talk about the garden on our podcast
The garden has a cooling woodland feel – dappled shade with pockets of sunlight – and features trees including acers and birches, including lesser-known hardy geraniums, such as Geranium nodosum ‘Tony’s Talisman’, as well as aquilegias, martagon lilies, amsonias and Aruncus ‘Horatio’. It features a timber-shingle-clad garden shelter, created with architect Andrew Mcmullan, who designed the pipeline sculptures in Harris Bugg’s 2021 Chelsea garden. Inside there is new artwork of 1,000 thumbprints in clay – a collaborative piece that speaks to the inclusive nature of the design.
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The garden is being relocated after the show to the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre in Sheffield, has been designed entirely with the input and feedback of patients, to understand what they would prioritise.
Read more about the garden in-depth with our guide to Horatio's Garden at Chelsea.
The list of medal winners was also announced today, with gold medals going to Horatio's Garden as well as Cleve West's garden for Centrepoint, Sarah Price's Nurture Landscapes Garden, Jihae Hwang's garden for Hoban Cultural Foundation and Chris Beardshaw's garden for Myeloma UK.
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