The 10th annual Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show ran from Tuesday, May 21st to Saturday, May 25th with the most beautiful and artistic gardens on display at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The landscape and flower gardens were voted on by both judges and the public as this prestigious flower show draws visitors from around the world.
The 2019 People’s Choice Awards winners were announced in the categories of People’s Choice Show Garden, People’s Choice Space to Grow Garden, and People’s Choice Artisan Garden. Designer Mark Gregory won the People’s Choice award in the Show Garden category. The Space to Grow Garden gold medal was awarded to the CAMFED garden, and the Donkey Sanctuary won the gold for Best Artisan Garden.
Welcome to Yorkshire: People’s Choice Show Garden Winner
The Welcome to Yorkshire from the garden designer Mark Gregory won both the Show Garden award as well as the gold medal. This display brings together the whimsical canals with the rural industrial heritage of Yorkshire county to create a seamless co-existence between industrial and natural backdrops. This will be the second year that Mr. Gregory has won this award.
The CAMFED Garden: People’s Choice Space to Grow Garden Winner
The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) won a People’s Choice award in the Space to Grow category as well as a gold medal for their entry: The CAMFED Garden: Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow. This garden represented the climate-smart sub-Saharan African agriculture packed with brilliant colors and delicious edible crops featuring exotic flavors. Jilayne Rickards designed the garden.
The Donkey Sanctuary: People’s Choice Artisan Garden Winner
Winning a silver medal earlier in the week during the Chelsea Flower Show, The Donkey Sanctuary: Donkeys Matter exhibit won the People’s Choice Artisan Garden category to highlight the important role that donkey’s play in the poorest communities around the world. Garden designers Christina Williams and Annie Prebensen wanted to highlight how owning a donkey allowed vulnerable communities to travel over harsh terrain and that the area had clean water to take care of these creatures.
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