PEOPLE'S CHOICE WIN MAKES HISTORY AT RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW

PEOPLE'S CHOICE WIN MAKES HISTORY AT RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW
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Designer Jamie Butterworth for the Wedgwood garden is the first ever to scoop ALL FOUR top awards at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary show garden has made RHS history as the first to secure the highest accolades that can be achieved in all four award categories.

The Wedgwood garden was announced as the public’s favourite at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The gold medal winning garden, designed by horticulturalist and RHS Ambassador, Jamie Butterworth, was voted thePeople’s Choice Award 2019.

Inspired by RHS founder John Wedgwood’s vision of using the power of horticultureand plants to connect people and unite communities, the garden has already been awarded a coveted RHS gold medal, Best in Show and Best Construction Award.

The haul of all four accolades is a first for any designer at an RHS show, it is all the more remarkable as the garden is Jamie’s first garden design at 24 years old.

Garden Designer Jamie Butterworth from Butterworth Horticulture said:

“I’m completely over the moon. Creating my first show garden for such a prestigiousbrand has been a real privilege and to mark such a special occasion with four top honours is just incredible.

“I set out to create a garden that would be both welcoming and inspiring, a garden that is relatable with lots of take home ideas and it’s wonderful that the public havetaken it to their heart because I put a lot of mine into it, we all did. I’m so passionateabout sharing the joy of gardening and so to receive this award in particular is humbling.

"Thank you to everyone for taking the time out to vote and also to the whole team that helped make this garden happen, it couldn’t have happened without you.”

Wedgwood is the headline show partner of RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, celebrating the power of horticulture in its 260th year.

In 1804 John Wedgwood, son of Wedgwood founder Josiah, established the Royal Horticultural Society. He had a vision of bringing gardening to everyone, to improvepeople’s lives through horticulture and create a sense of community.

Head of Shows Development Katherine Potsides said: “This is a garden that has captured the hearts of not only the public and RHS judges but the spirit of love forgardening and gardens. Jamie’s Wedgwood Show Garden is overflowing with passion, creativity and horticultural expertise at just 24 years old.”

Jamie drew inspiration from John Wedgwood’s personal garden and handpickedmany plants from his original plant journal, such as sweet peas, roses, herbs and fruit trees.

The Wedgwood garden from RHS Chatsworth Flower Show will be relocated to the World of Wedgwood in Barlaston, Staffordshire. It will be in good company as it willjoin Jo Thompson’s Wedgwood garden from this year’s Chelsea Flower Show as well as last year’s and also Sam Oven’s garden from the inaugural Chatsworth FlowerShow.

The Wedgwood Garden will be on show at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show until Sunday, June 9.