A SLICE of paradise created by head gardener Sam Youd and his team earned Tatton Park its 10th RHS gold medal.
The medal was awarded in the back to back gardens category for Paradise Isle, a floral slice of heaven inspired by Tatton’s famous Japanese Garden and two beautiful turn of the century books from the estate’s collection.
Sam commented: “Despite now being old hands at gardens for the show, it is still thrilling to receive a gold award. I am really pleased that the judges and the public love the garden and the team have been awarded for their consistently high efforts”.
The resident gardening team was ably assisted by horticultural students from Clusius College in the Netherlands who came to the UK especially for this year’s flower show.
The garden took pride of place next to Chris Beardshaw’s design for Cheshire’s Year of Gardens which won Best Show Garden and other award-winning Gardens of Distinction including Arley Hall, Chester Zoo and Ness Botanical Gardens.