Milton Keynes-based Frosts Landscapes has secured the highly prestigious Gold Award at the Chelsea Flower Show for its ‘Garden Bed’ garden, sponsored by Asda and designed by horticultural professionals Stephen Welch and Alison Doxey.
The accolade was presented yesterday at the opening of the most famous gardening event in the world, which was attended by members of the royal family, including the Queen.
The ‘Garden Bed’ consists of a real hospital bed forming the centrepiece, visitors are invited to view the hospice garden through the eyes of the patient. A stunning natural ‘quilt’ lies across the bed, woven with foliage and flowers by Alison.
A clipped yew hedge gives privacy and a sense of security. Bulbs, perennials and trees offer the viewer much to enjoy and contemplate, while a ceramic water feature mirrors the floral displays.
The theme of The Garden Bed is based on the emotive subject of loved ones needing hospice care.
Ken White, Managing Director at Frosts Landscapes said: “We are absolutely delighted to have achieved this award and extremely pleased for Alison and Stephen. The finished garden looks stunning. The emotive theme coupled with the stunning displays and fragrances creates a real masterpiece for visitors to enjoy and empathise with.”
Frosts Garden Centre will be celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show by offering afternoon tea from Monday 23 May until Sunday 29.
Priced at £22.95 per person, guests will be greeted with an arrival drink of fizz. Freshly made sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam & clotted cream and selection of sweet treats, all served with a selection of tea & coffee. For more information, call 0800 954 9484 or visit the new website at www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/events
For more information about Frosts Landscapes, please visit: www.frostslandscapes.co.uk or call: 0845 021 9001.