CHESHIRE’S Gardens of Distinction proved that teamwork really does pay off as its group garden clinched ‘Best Show Feature’ at this year’s RHS show.
The build team were praised for creating an ‘outstanding example’ of what a show garden can be and for the level of effort and collaboration applied to create such a feature.
Chair of the Gardens of Distinction, Sam Youd, and his team were presented with the ‘Best Show Feature’ disc by show manager, Kris Hulewicz, along with a cut glass rose bowl on Thursday.
The rose bowl will be displayed at each of the gardens between now and the 2015 show.
Knutsford resident Sam said: “The feature created the opportunity to show off some of the best of Cheshire’s horticultural skills and to introduce Cheshire’s gardens to many of the thousands of visitors who were in attendance from all over the country.
“Both the RHS president and the director general congratulated Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction on their show success and look forward to seeing us in attendance next year.”
The team celebrated their 10th anniversary at the show and marked the occasion by creating a themed show garden, ‘Cheshire’s Carnival of Gardens’.
The eight gardens included displays by Adlington Hall and Gardens, Biddulph Grange Garden, Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Cheshire Gardens Trust, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Arley Hall and Gardens, Fryer’s Roses and Norton Priory Museum and Gardens.
Each of the eight gardens featured ‘The Rose of Distinction’, a new floribunda rose launched during the show by Fryer’s Roses to celebrate the 10 year milestone. The rose was on sale at the show and currently available at Fryer’s Roses, on Manchester Road, with funds going towards supporting and maintaining the Gardens of Distinction.