Chelsea Flower Show 2017:Best in Show award and the show garden medal-winners announced

An outdoor sanctuary 'room' sitting peacefully within three-metre high hedges and a garden simulating an abandoned Maltese quarry are among the show garden medal-winners at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

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Winner of the Best in Show award at this year's Chelsea Flower Show was The M&G Garden by James Basson — a high-impact space with a hard message. The garden, filled with native flowers from Malta, is designed to highlight the vulnerability of the country's natural landscapes and resources.

Garden designer Darren Hawkes has scooped one of the other four coveted gold medals for the stunning Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s, inspired by the pioneering vision of the late Maggie Keswick Jencks, to provide a secluded space and respite to cancer sufferers. 

This year, there are eight show garden areas, five fresh gardens, nine artisan gardens and more than 100 floral displays. There are over 500 exhibitors from around the globe, with more than 100 exhibits and plants in the three-acre Great Pavilion.

More than 160,000 visitors are expected to attend the prestigious show, which is open to ticket holders until Saturday at Royal Hospital Chelsea.



The M&G Garden by James Basson


The M&G Garden by James Basson
Breaking Ground by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam. Darwin Property Investment Management
Royal Bank of Canada Garden by Charlotte Harris
The Linklaters Garden for Maggie's by Darren Hawkes


Creativersial: Silk Road Garden, Chengdu, China by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins
The Morgan Stanley Garden by Chris Beardshaw


500 Years of Covent Garden: The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Garden in partnership with Capco by Lee Bestall
The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden by Tracy Foster

For the full list of all of this year's medal winners, visit

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