The largest showgarden at the world’s largest flower show has won another coveted RHS medal. Henfield based Jack Dunckley, 21, the youngest gardener ever to win an RHS medal has done it again. His latest garden was a favourite with the crowds and won the designer a Silver Gilt medal to add to his collection of 7 RHS medals. The garden called ‘Just Retirement’ was popular with the visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show because it featured a walk through path, which is very unusual in a showgarden. Another unusual feature was the installation of huge stone window frames by Langton Green based Chilstone.
Steve Clark, General Manager of Chilstone Garden Ornaments, commented: “We were very proud to be helping Jack to create another fantastic garden; this is his second Silver Gilt with us and we are sure that it will be Gold next time!”
The garden was also popular with celebrities attracting TV and radio personalities such as Linda Barker, Mike Reid, Biggins and the doyenne of bakers Mary Berry.
Jack Dunckley exhibited his first showgarden at Malvern at just 14 and has since been awarded 7 RHS medals, including Silver Gilt at both RHS Hampton Court Palace and RHS Chelsea Flower Shows. Chilstone too are a well known maker of premium garden ornaments at the top end of the market and have made ornaments for international celebrities, institutions, royal houses, castles and, of course, the general public. Every year, the company is asked to make bespoke stone features for special gardens in their unique composite stone.
For more information contact Steve Clark, General Manager of Chilstone Garden Ornaments: 01892 740866