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The One Show Garden Designer Announced for RHS Hampton Court

Victoria Stothard has won the BBC and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition to create The One Show Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 9-14 July 2013.

The amateur gardener will now be mentored by The One Show gardener, Christine Walkden, and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal-winning designer, Adam Frost, for an action-packed journey learning about plants, garden design and landscaping, before creating the garden of her own design at the world-famous show.

Hundreds of people submitted garden designs and entered the competition to create a family garden for The One Show at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Victoria’s design was selected from a final short list of three designs.

Victoria’s garden design aims to remind adults what it is like to see the world in a new perspective, as if it was for the first time, as a child does. The garden will primarily be viewed from below, as if seen from the floor of a forest. The plants and sculptural features of the garden are enlarged and towering, making the onlooker feel small and child-like.

Dave Green from the RHS shows team says: “The standard of entries was really high and we had a difficult time selecting the winner.

“Vicky had an original and imaginative approach that led to a visually exciting garden. We felt that her creative confidence would be a valuable addition to the professional team she will join at the show.”

In the garden there is a large ‘toadstool’ play house for children and gigantic tree roots spreading from the far right corner. A natural waterfall flows over the bark of the tree roots, and back into the surface, creating a water feature.



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