Radlett garden designer wins RHS Chelsea Flower Show awards

Kate Gould won a gold medal and 'best in category' prize for her City Living garden

Kate Gould won a gold medal and 'best in category' prize for her City Living garden - Credit: helenfickling.com

Local garden designer Kate Gould has won a gold medal and ‘best in category’ award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Garden designer Kate Gould

Garden designer Kate Gould - Credit: Archant

The owner of Kate Gould Gardens picked up the prizes for her City Living garden, which triumphed in the Fresh Garden category.

City Living is a contemporary, multi-storey creation, imagined in a typical urban apartment block.

Features include two huge Anglepoise outdoor lamps, sustainably sourced bamboo decking and a stairwell clad with back lit terrazzo.

Radlett-based Kate said: “City Living is the most ambitious garden I have ever designed for Chelsea.

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“Without the skill, determination and sheer hard work of the most amazing tearm we would never have made it. There were moments when I thought we wouldn’t but I shouldn’t have doubted the guys. They are epic and have realised my creation on paper into the most wondrous of creations of which I am so, so proud.

“Every time I look at the garden I have to pinch myself that it is actually there and looks if anything far better than it did in my head. Hats off and huge thanks to everyone involved.”

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This isn’t the first time Kate has been rewarded for her efforts at Chelsea - she won gold medals in 2009 and 2013, also taking the ‘best in category’ prize in 2009.

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