London College Of Garden Design graduates to exhibit four separate gardens at the 25th RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

London College of Garden Design graduates have hit the big time with no less than 4 graduates accepted to exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this summer.

Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said “We always encourage our students to take part in the shows as a unique way of seeing how gardens are constructed and especially to experience excellence in planting design. Four graduates exhibiting in one show is unprecedented though and we are looking forward to following up on last year’s Gold Medal successes.”

The 25th Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, recently awarded International Garden Event of the Year, will feature Sarah Wilson in the conceptual gardens category for the first time. Her “DialAFlight Synaesthesia Garden” is inspired by the amazing results of the ‘cross-wiring’ in a synaesthete’s brain.

Catherine Chenery will be exhibiting a garden for the charity ‘Unique – The Rare Chromosome Disorder Charity’ with Barbara Harfleet and the garden celebrates the work they do to to support their members and alleviate the isolation of anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorder. The crossing paths in the shape of a DNA strand are inspired by the charity’s logo, ethos and work.

Graeme Thirde, an ex-Army veteran, is working with Scotty’s Little Soldiers to create a walk-through garden, allowing visitors the rare chance to wander into and through a show garden.  Comprised of a central water feature in the form of a rill, which meanders through the garden, coupled with a memory tree, the garden was inspired by the work of the charity to support children suffering the bereavement of losing a parent in the Armed Forces.

And finally Jon Sims has designed The Jacksons Secret Garden Party garden, inspired by all those secret gardens around our urban spaces but, in particular, one near to Jons South London home in Peckham. They express the perfect form of urban living that gives space to show our ideas but also to share them.