Chelsea Flower Show winners include topiary Williams F1 car and Satoyama garden

09:56 23 May 2012

The William F1 Story topiary display which won a gold award at Chelsea Flower Show. Photo by Keith Larby via iwitness24

The William F1 Story topiary display which won a gold award at Chelsea Flower Show. Photo by Keith Larby via iwitness24

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A garden celebrating the popularity of topiary has scooped best in show at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The Brewin Dolphin garden, created using beech hedging and yew topiary among the planting, handed designer Cleve West the show’s top award for the second year running.

TV gardener Joe Swift won gold for his first Chelsea show garden, the Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust garden, which is framed with four cedarwood frames and constructed as a “dry garden” focusing on sustainability and water resources.

There was also gold for the Williams F1 Story display, which features a full-scale topiary car and pit crew.

But Diarmuid Gavin missed out on gold for his huge 24-metre (79ft) high pyramid garden, complete with seven terraces of trees, flowers, vegetables and shrubs and a metal tube slide, receiving a silver-gilt flora award for his creation.

Among the smaller gardens, one sponsored by artificial grass company Easigrass which features three perspex cylinders won the best “fresh” garden award for plots featuring innovative design, products and planting.

And a Japanese garden which draws on traditional life in the Satoyama, the space between the lowlands and the mountains, to emphasise the importance of living in harmony with nature was judged to be the best “artisan” or small garden.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s garden based on the landscape which inspired the Bronte sisters also received a gold medal in the artisan garden category.

There are more than 500 exhibitors at the event, with show gardens, courtyards, educational displays, floristry displays and garden product exhibitions.

Around 157,000 visitors attend the attraction every year.

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