Two Landscape Institute members are celebrating success at the 2010 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Welcome to Yorkshire Rhubarb Crumble and Custard Garden
The Welcome to Yorkshire Rhubarb Crumble and Custard Garden

Robert Myers CMLI won a RHS gold medal for the Cancer Research UK garden. Based around the theme of  “enlighten”, the garden celebrated how the charity has shed light on the causes, treatment and diagnosis of cancer.

It aimed to take visitors on a journey of discovery, through a granite path that wound through birch trees to a calm central terrace. Here, the planting became more colourful and sculptural, with a playful arrangement of box cubes.

Elsewhere, Kate Dundas CMLI, of Gillespies, picked up the prestigious People’s Choice award for the design of ‘Welcome to Yorkshire Rhubarb Crumble and Custard Garden’.

The public voted in their thousands to crown the garden the winner, which also won the RHS silver medal and received a visit from Her Majesty The Queen.

A quirky take on the classic Yorkshire dish, the garden featured an overflowing bowl of rhubarb crumble and a giant wooden spoon. It will make a triumphant return to Yorkshire at the Great Yorkshire Show on 13-15 July, before taking up permanent residence at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

“We are thrilled to have picked up the People’s Choice award – it really was an amazing week at Chelsea,” said Dundas. “The garden seems to have touched the hearts of so many people. It was an honour to win a silver medal, but to win the public’s favourite garden is unbelievable.”


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