The Haddonstone Garden wins a Silver Gilt Medal at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

  • jo brinkman and will scholey at chatsworth

Two Northamptonshire garden designers, sponsored by Haddonstone, have won a prestigious Silver Gilt Medal at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

Joanna Brinkman, of Pots of Style and William Scholey of Scholey Garden Design beat a record number of applicants to compete in the increasingly popular Long Border competition.  The pair were one of 15 groups of designers tasked with showcasing their interpretation of the theme of the five senses at this year’s show.

  • chatsworth silver gilt medal photographed at chatsworth

Joanna and William’s truly impressive design, The Haddonstone Garden: A Sense of Heritage, took inspiration from Chatsworth’s history.  The colourful and fragrant border was designed to encourage the gentle hum of bees and insects, providing stimulation for our eyes and ears.  Several of Haddonstone’s beautifully designed pieces added a tactile element to the border, including a bust of Capability Brown, who famously redesigned the landscape at Chatsworth in the 1700s.  Haddonstone’s pineapple obelisks, reflecting head gardener Joseph Paxton’s successful pineapple-growing ventures at Chatsworth in the 1800s also featured.

  • haddonstone capability bust photographed at chatsworth

Long Borders provide the opportunity for plant enthusiasts of all backgrounds including students, garden designers, community groups and other talented individuals to experience the design, planning and build of a horticultural exhibit within a show environment.

Joanna Brinkman and William Scholey said: “To exhibit a Long Border at RHS Chatsworth has been a huge privilege and to achieve the Silver Gilt Award is hugely gratifying.  We have loved every minute of it”.

  • haddonstone capability bust photographed at chatsworth

Will Haxby, Ornamental Sales and Marketing Director of Haddonstone said: “Haddonstone has been delighted to sponsor Joanna and William’s Long Border at the prestigious RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.  Supporting the local community and future talent is very important to Haddonstone and have enjoyed being part of this collaboration.  Joanna and William have created a stunning border design and we are thrilled that their hard work and talents have been recognised by winning the Silver Gilt Medal”.

Read more about Joanna’s experience of working with Haddonstone designs in her blog.

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