Mr Maidment’s garden was my first show garden, exhibited in 1994 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The idea was to bring the derelict greenhouse, sitting in the old walled garden, from a country estate in Dorset and to
The concept broke the mould for a show garden at Chelsea. I believe it could not be assessed in the usual way as it did not fit within the criteria. Nevertheless, when judged it was awarded a Gold Medal, and at this time I was the youngest person to have been awarded a Gold Medal for a garden at Chelsea. We were sponsored by You Magazine and Yardly.
Photography by Clive Nichols.