WINNING a medal at the RHS Show at Tatton Park was the icing on a very special birthday cake for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

The silver-gilt medal was for Sandra Taylor’s garden, entitled A Piece of Cake, which was created to celebrate the Backford hospice’s 21st birthday.

The planting has a chocolate theme with scented plants like chocolate cosmos and chocolate mint.

The celebration continues with black and white paving designed to look like piano keys and decorated topiary trees to resemble gifts.

Fundraising manager Amanda Le Bretton said: “We were absolutely delighted to achieve such a high award especially as this was the first time we’ve had a garden at the show.

“I would like to thank all of our sponsors.”