GOLD MEDAL, Chelsea Flower Show

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Hugo Bugg became the youngest garden designer to achieve a gold medal for a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Sustainable, symbolic and sophisticated, the RBC Waterscape Garden reflects global water issues while demonstrating practical solutions to common problems for home gardeners and commercial landscapes.

The design shows how water management features that occur in the natural world can be replicated in bold and innovative ways. Mimicking the watershed, water is directed through the garden at different gradients and speeds. The design is layered with naturally-occurring geometric patterns, drawing inspiration from the parched effects caused by extreme global weather. The resulting angles expose and conceal sections of the garden, encouraging further exploration.

Full Plant List:

Alisma plantago-aquatica
Alchemilla erythropoda
Alnus glutinosa ‘Imperialis’
Alnus glutinosa
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Anemone ‘Wild Swan’
Angelica atropurpurea
Angelica Ebony
Asarum europaeum
Asplenium scolopendrum
Astrantia Giant White
Blechnum spicant
Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
Deschampsia cespitosa
Dryopteris atrata
Epimedium × perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’
Euphorbia wallichii
Filipendula purpurea
Gillenia trifoliate
Hakonechloa macra
Hosta Devon Green
Iris robusta Gerald Darby
Iris sibirica ‘Perry’s Blue’
Juncus inflexus
Lysimachia atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais’
Osmunda regalis
Polygonatum odoratum
Polypodium vulgare
Polystichum polyblepharum
Rodgersia braunlaub
Rodgersia podophylla