Chelsea Flower Show 2013 - who won what?

The Alcove (Tokonoma) Garden - Who won what at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013? - Craft -

A record-breaking 92 exhibits have won gold medals in the centenary year of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, overcoming a late spring to achieve one of the most prestigious awards in horticulture.

For the first time, 10 Show Gardens were awarded RHS Gold Medals at the world-famous flower show, with Fleming's Nurseries winning the title of Best Show Garden. Flemings, from Victoria in Australia, have created a garden at the show nine times, and won five gold medals in the past, but this is the first time they have taken the title. Their garden showcases native, Australian plants and demonstrates the possibilities of sustainable landscaping within an urban setting.

Bob Sweet, RHS head of judging, said: "RHS Chelsea Flower Show stands for the highest levels of horticultural excellence, and the exhibitors this year have demonstrated an unrivalled level of knowledge and ability. To be able to deliver gardens at the peak of perfection in a year when the growing conditions have been so challenging is extraordinary.

"The achievement of Flemings is fantastic. The attention to detail and evocative feel of Australia is a great tribute to the skill of the designers, growers and landscapers who have contributed to their garden."

The Trailfinders Australian Garden by Fleming's is always a very popular exhibit at Chelsea. And this year was no different, with a design encompassing a studio space that looks like it is floating above the garden in a flower-like structure.

Best Artisan Garden went to the Japanese garden, An Alcove (Tokonoma) Garden (above) for their depiction of a traditional tatami room.

For the Fresh Gardens, After the Fire took the Best Fresh Garden award with their interpretation of a forest regeneration.

Show Garden medals

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• Trailfinders Australian Garden by Fleming's (Best Show Garden)
• The Arthritis Research UK Garden
The Brewin Dolphin Garden
• The Laurent-Perrier Garden

• East Village Garden
• The Homebase Garden - 'Sowing the seeds of change' in association with Alzheimer's Society

• The Wasteland
• The M&G Centenary Garden - 'Windows through Time'
• RBC Blue Water Roof Garden

• The Telegraph Garden


• B&Q Sentebale Forget-Me-Not Garden
• The SeeAbility Garden

• Stockton Drilling's 'As Nature Intended Garden'


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