SIX garden designers have been selected from hundreds of hopefuls to exhibit in a new Visionary Gardens category at this year’s RHS Show Tatton Park.

Designers were tasked with creating gardens focusing on artistic concepts, future fashions and environmental implications, such as climate change and the use of sustainable materials.

The results produced a whole host of intriguing ideas which will culminate in a battle to be the best in bloom when the show takes place between July 22 and 26.

The exhibitors are ‘A Fractured World’ by Alan Gardner of Sutton Coldfield, ‘Time’ by Marcus Green of Northamptonshire, ‘Gridwork’ by Leeds University students Philip Dugdale and Alan Burns Sheena Seeks Green Pheonix with the ‘Time and Bell Garden’, Fiann Õ Nuallãin’s ‘Levitate Me’ garden and designer Peter Styles from the Welsh College of Horticulture in Flintshire presents his ‘Glyndwr’s Vision’ garden, which is an allegorical vision of his beloved country.

Show manager Kris Hulewicz said: “The number of outstanding entries we had for this new category made selecting the winners a really tough call, but the successful designers met the objectives of Visionary Gardens with inspiring ideas that challenge the concepts of traditional garden design and tackle the issue of sustainability in novel and forward thinking ways.

“It is this innovative spirit that has made Tatton stand out from other gardening shows, and why this will be an inspiring addition to this year’s content.”

The new category will be judged in the same way the RHS assesses other show gardens at Tatton.

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