The best talent took home awards in a number of categories.
The last show was another outstanding success, with the caliber on display being compared with the world’s premier Chelsea Flower Show.
The awards have been handed out, with the overall standard being very high making it a tough competition for the medals.
There were an impressively diverse group of gardens, making it interesting but also difficult to judge.
To win a gold you need attention to detail and finish, innovative ideas – well delivered, and that is exactly what these medal winners have done.
- Supreme Award Winners
- Exhibition Garden Winners
- Retail Garden Winners
- Starlight Marquee Winners
- Hort Galore Marquee Winners
- Floral Art Marquee Winners
- National Flower Bed Competition
- Student Designer of the Year Winner
- National Lighting Winner
Special Award Announcement
We were proud to congratulate Urban Glass Technologies for winning the Glass Industries Innovation award.
WINNER IN THEIR CLASS AND SUPREME AWARD
Urban Glass Technologies for their exhibition garden in our last garden show.
What a difference to the mundane, the everyday! This is a delightful piece of whimsy carried out by glass artists – the Urban Glass Technologies team – a graphic designer and a landscape designer. The whole comprises triple glazed patterned walls, eighteen spheres – eight large primary coloured spheres –three blue smaller ones which flow water and seven miniatures which just stand around looking beautiful- and the centrepiece, the Casa de Vidro (the glasshouse but what a glass house!). There, all structure is glass held together or separated by stainless steel fittings, spiders and other fixings.
Read the original judge’s citation:
“A spectacular, stylish garden with an ethereal atmosphere. Masterful use of space, not confined by rectangular boundaries, exquisite geometry on both ground plane and vertical surfaces. Creative integration of art [and] technology…with a delicate soft whimsical plant palette…”
Urban Glass Technologies’ intention to ‘use glass as a structural and artistic element, to inspire and challenge visitors to think of glass as more than a window pane’ has been achieved in very large measure.
Well done to all participants!
(We will add all the winners and categories as time allows.)