THE showpiece garden for Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction has won the prestigious Best Show Garden and gold award at the RHS show at Tatton Park, for the second year running.
The International Show Garden: Ness Botanische, designed and constructed by award winning designer and TV presenter Chris Beardshaw and his team, won the key awards at this year’s event, which ended on Sunday and will now become a permanent feature at Ness Botanic Gardens.
The garden is the result of a partnership between Visit Chester and Cheshire, Ness Botanic Gardens and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and is a key part of a showcase within the RHS show celebrating the legacy of all of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction.
The showcase also included an exhibit by Bentley featuring a luxurious continental GT and a stunning back-to-back, hermit-inspired garden created by Tatton Park head gardener Sam Youd, which also won a gold medal at the event.
Chris said: “This is a very exciting win for the team – not only because we have won a gold medal and the celebrated Best Show Garden awards for the second year running, but also because this garden will have a far-reaching legacy after the RHS show when it becomes a permanent feature at Ness Gardens in 2010.
“It’s a wonderful privilege to have the opportunity to create a garden not just at the Tatton Park RHS show, which is a beautiful show, but in a beautiful county, where the amount of really high quality gardens is really extraordinary.”
The complete garden will now be relocated to Ness Gardens and will be opened to the public there in spring 2010. For more details, visit www.cheshiresgardens.com.