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Mark Gregory scoops three medals for his 100th garden

Mark Gregory has triumphed at RHS Chelsea yet again – with not just a Gold Medal on his 100th garden at Chelsea Flower Show but a Best Construction and Best Sanctuary Garden Award too.

Landform Consultants also bagged a Best Trade Stand Award for its work on the Gaze Burvill stand for good
measure as well.

Mark Gregory, 61, has been building show gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show since he was 26 years old and
has never missed a year.

Sarah Eberle on The Psalm 23 Garden. Picture by Brian Whar

This year, he and his team have built five gardens at the show. His 100th garden, Bible Society: The Psalm 23
Garden designed by Sarah Eberle won a Gold Medal yesterday morning. It was shortly followed by Best
Construction and Best Sanctuary Garden gongs too.

Mark, who has spent a sixth of his life on the Chelsea showground, said: “I am very, very chuffed to get a Gold Medal for my 100th garden at RHS Chelsea. It is quite a landmark! I really am so very pleased.

“To maintain the gold standard over the years is a fantastic feeling. To know we have delivered is fantastic.

It has been a delight to work with Sarah Eberle for the first time, she is a veteran of Chelsea and I am so
pleased to be able to maintain her record of an 18th Gold Medal. It is a superb garden and it has certainly been
a superb build. In fact, it has been one of the easiest build I have ever done.

A Queen Bee on the Landform Balcony Garden. Photo by Brian Whar

“Chelsea is very much a coming together of great people, working on great things. These awards cement that and set a benchmark. It is a world-class event with world-class quality to match and I am proud to be a part of that.

“RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been a major part of my life, it has been 34 years of grinding it out through thick and thin.

“Designing gardens is my passion and I have been sad not to be designing one myself this year, but it is still wonderful to be building for someone else. And I will come back to Chelsea to design again.

“Over the 100 gardens I have worked on at Chelsea, I can honestly say that I have never got bored – there have always been challenges to step up and overcome, which keeps you on your toes. Ultimately, I am a showman and this is a wonderful craft that you learn more and more about over the years.

“With these awards today, I feel we are setting the benchmark for exemplary builds. My whole team knows how to deliver iconic gardens. It is not a happy accident. There are tears and tantrums along the way, but over the years there is an easy calmness on how to overcome obstacles – sometimes on an hourly basis! It is a huge part of my life and I love it.”

This year Landform Consultants has built five showpieces at the world famous show.

These include:

The RHS & BBC Garden of Hope designed by Arit Andersen – RHS Feature Garden

Bible Society: The Psalm 23 Garden designed by Sarah Eberle – Show Garden

Parsley Box Garden designed by Alan Williams – Sanctuary Garden

Landform Balcony Garden designed by Nicola Hale – Balcony Garden

The Gaze Burvill Trade Stand

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