Gold at Chelsea Flower Show for Chichester landscapers

Chichester based Swatton Landscape won the inaugural RHS Best Construction award at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show for the M&G investments Garden, designed by Cleve West.
Chichester based Swatton Landscape won the inaugural RHS Best Construction award at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show for the M&G investments Garden, designed by Cleve West.

Chichester based Swatton Landscape won the inaugural RHS Best Construction award at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The award recognises the role landscape contractors and their teams play in the realisation of a show garden, built in just 19 days after months of planning.

The award at the Chelsea Flower Show recognises the work of landscape artists.

The award at the Chelsea Flower Show recognises the work of landscape artists.

The M&G investments Garden, designed by Cleve West, won gold at the world-renowned display for the skill and precision with which it was made.

The award recognises the role landscape contractors and their teams play in the realisation of a show garden, built in just 19 days after months of planning.

This year is Swatton Landscape’s tenth Chelsea Main Avenue show garden. Altogether, the firm’s efforts at the show have won a total of eight gold medals and three ‘Best in Show’ awards. The company has been working with some of the country’s top landscape designers for more than 16 years.

Managing director Steve Swatton said the team was ‘thrilled’ to win the award. “We pride ourselves on bringing concepts to life and delivering the highest quality builds with a real attention to detail. To have that recognised at the most prestigious garden show in the world is the ultimate reward.”

Manager Steve Swatton was 'thrilled' the Chichester company was given the award by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Manager Steve Swatton was 'thrilled' the Chichester company was given the award by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Landscape designer Cleve West, who has won multiple awards, added that the prize was an ‘incredible achievement’.

Cleve said: “Building a Chelsea garden is incredibly stressful and they always manage to do so with good humour, efficiency and superb attention to detail.”

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