Bartholomew Landscaping, in partnership with Stoke City Council, has been awarded a prestigious Silver-Gilt Flora medal for our ‘Positively Stoke-on-Trent’ show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This latest accolade builds on last year’s debut success, when the partnership took a silver medal for our ‘Transformation Garden.’
This year only six gold medals have been awarded and the silver gilt is the second highest accolade an exhibitor can achieve. The Positively Stoke-on-Trent garden, co-designed with Stoke City Council’s team and built by Bartholomew Landscaping, delivers a clear blast of creative energy, employing clean lines and precision design, melding natural growth with a dynamic technical force. The strong message is that the city of Stoke is resurgent.
Having been selected as only one of 15 large show gardens at this year’s event, it was the intention of Stoke City Council to develop awareness of the council’s jobs and growth strategy and put the city firmly on the commercial map to attract investment and bring prosperity to the people of Stoke-on-Trent.
Barry Burrows, from Bartholomew Landscaping comments: “It has been a delight working for the people of STOT on this garden. I feel so proud to be representing a city with so much energy and drive. The garden has really carried the message to people across the world that Stoke-on-Trent is bouncing back. As a garden designer from an ordinary background in Liverpool, I have seen my own city rebuild itself. Back in the 1980s, Liverpool was on its knees, but the city has since proved itself to be an international player. Stoke-on-Trent is in exactly the right place to be doing this now. It’s growing, and is on the verge of doing what Liverpool achieved and needs the support of its residents to do this.”
Garden Slide Show
To see a slide show of the Positively Stoke-on-Trent garden please click any of the images below