A gold medal is the highest award (apart from Best in Show) a Chelsea Flower Show garden designer and his or her sponsor aims for and each year several are handed out. But even though a garden might be flawless in terms of its planting and construction it may not have that magic third ingredient, call it soul or spirit, that makes you want to step right in and own it. Here is my list of gold medal winners since 2006 that have taken my breath away.
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