Best in Show RHS Hampton Court 2015

The ‘Green Seam’ show garden, designed with Stuart Charles Towner, has won Gold and Best in Show at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

It tells the story of the regeneration of the former Betteshanger colliery site into a sustainable park for education, sustainable business and community use, while celebrating east Kent’s mining heritage.

It also shows how pioneer plant species (some of which can be rare) can colonise apparently hostile environments such as spoil heaps, transforming them into places of beauty. The garden highlights the contrast between the dark colliery spoil and the vivid greens and pinks of the plants.