In the run up to the show, the two designs were awarded £6000 for materials and construction by the RHS. The gardens were entered in the Visionary category, which provides an opportunity for designers to break the mould of traditional gardening and show innovation and foresight.
Sally’s garden “Inspiration and Me” was originally inspired by the work of Fiona Rae and was awarded a Bronze medal.
Sally’s garden was designed as a visual tool to give the viewer an insight to her inspiration. Sally hopes to continue gardening, setting up her own garden design business.
Sally said: “I wasn’t expecting to win a medal, I just happy with the fact that RHS had accepted my design. I just hope I can come back again next year. I would be happy if this garden helps to inspire just one person, then I will feel my goal has been achieved.”
Peter’s garden “The Kaleidoscope” drew its inspiration from the work of Lucy Skaer. His design incorporates the use of mirrors to create the illusion of four separate gardens with infinite space. The garden was awarded a Silver Gilt medal.
Peter said: “I am delighted with the result. It is a great achievement and reflects the hard work and effort put in by the team.”
This is the second year that Glyndŵr University has entered a garden and won at Tatton Show. Peter and Sally both hope to return to Tatton in future years, continuing to design new creative and thought provoking gardens.
Glyndŵr University offers a range of land-based courses including, FdA Garden Design, FdSc Horticulture Production Management, FdSc Landscape Management and FdSc Organic Production Management. For more information on these courses visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk