Awards & Exhibits
Historical Awards

The East Village show garden, designed by Michael Balston and Marie-Louise Agius, and sponsored by Delancey, recently won a Gold Medal at the 2013 RHS Centenary Chelsea Flower ShowOver the past 20 years, the company has been involved in designing a wide range of exhibits for both national and international shows, resulting in some of these being granted prestigious awards.  A selection of the exhibits includes:

Taipei International Flora Expo – 2010

The British Garden, organized by the Royal Horticultural Society, at the Taipei International Floral Expo 2010 commemorated the 350th anniversary of the RHS which has been a prime contributor to the development of modern science around the world.  The garden was designed for a display period of six months from the opening of the Expo in November 2010.

HCPFS – 2008

The RHS Growing Tastes Kitchen Garden was designed by Michael Balston and Marie-Louise Agius for the 2008 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. They worked with the team at RHS Wisley to create three fruit and vegetable gardens inspired by Asian, Mediterranean and traditional British cuisine. All the plants displayed in the Growing Tastes Kitchen Garden can be grown in the UK.

Singapore Garden Festival – 2006

The Gardens in the Sky exhibit demonstrated some of the plants and techniques that could help bring greenery into the heart of Singapore City – both in public spaces and in domestic apartments. It was an abstract expression of such places rather than a specific balcony, wall or roof. This recognized the multiplicity of varied places and spaces where sky-rise greening would be appropriate.

RHS Bicentenary exhibit – 2004

In 2004 the company was commissioned to design the RHS Bicentenary Exhibit for the Chelsea Flower Show.

Floralies Ghent – 2000

The company was responsible for the highly successful exhibit at the quinquennial Floralies at Ghent 2000 which won a Gold Medal and second place in the International Category.

Chelsea 1999

Sponsored by The Daily Telegraph, in 1999 the company designed a show garden for the Chelsea Flower Show. This gave us a wonderful opportunity to create a contemporary garden which was forward looking using tensile structures and a decking walkway – designed to make people feel they were actually inside the garden.  In addition to being awarded a Gold Medal, the garden also won “Best in Show”.

1990 Expo Osaka

The Company was responsible for the organization behind a Gold Medal winning exhibit for the United Emirates at Expo 90 in Osaka, Japan.

1986 Chelsea Flower Show

This large show garden was sponsored by Faberge Ltd.  It was one of the last Show Gardens at Chelsea to allow the public to walk through the garden, consisting of four arbours at the corners of a rectangular path system, with a collection of stone urns and seats offset to create a dynamic layout. The garden was awarded a Gold Medal.