Hertfordshire Life writer scoops Hampton awards
PUBLISHED: 19:33 27 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:48 20 February 2013
LIFE writer and garden designer Philippa Pearson's centenary show garden for Girlguiding UK won the People's Choice Award and received a Silver-Gilt medal from the Royal Horticultural Society Judges in July.
LIFE writer and garden designer Philippa Pearsons centenary show garden for Girlguiding UK won the Peoples Choice Award and received a Silver-Gilt medal from the Royal Horticultural Society Judges in July. She also met Girlguiding UKs patron, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, when she visited the garden. Philippa, pictured below left, said, Her Royal Highness was very interested in the colourful planting schemes and loved the productive patch with its unusual, interesting and international vegetables.
The garden celebrated 100 years of Guiding and plants and design highlighted the elements that members say make Girlguiding UK a unique and thriving organisation. Philippa was able to include ideas from consultations with local Guiding members last year.
Philippa was awarded a silver medal for her first Chelsea show garden, the Victorian Aviary Garden, in May this year.
Elsewhere at the show, Jill Foxley from the Perfumed Garden based at Chrishall near Royston also received a Silver-Gilt medal for her A Matter of Urgency show garden where a huge pink tap drew much attention from visitors: the feature highlighted the issues of overactive bladder syndrome. Silver-Gilt medals also went to Hopleys Plants, Priorswood Clematis and Daisy Roots; Silver medals were awarded to Harkness Roses, Keits and a Bronze to Ohara School Of Ikebana England Chapter.
Visit www.philippapearson.co.uk or email Philippa at firstname.lastname@example.org