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Region's gardeners win at Chelsea

Peter Beales Roses Photo: ITV Anglia

Despite the weather making this year's preparation for the Chelsea Flower Show one of the most difficult gardeners and designers from across our region have triumphed.

It was the 19th Chelsea gold medal for Attleborough based Peter Beales Roses despite their fears that the roses wouldn't bloom in time.

Naturally Dry Garden Credit: ITV Anglia

The 'Naturally Dry' garden won a silver award. Designed by Vicky Harris, it gives gardeners an idea on which plants to grow during the drought. She has used native drought resistant plants like ferns.

The garden is sponsored by Veolia Water, the company which serves parts of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Thomas Hoblyn's garden Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk designer Thomas Hobly won silver gilt. His design for the Arthritis Research UK Garden had initially wanted to include red flowers, but the rain meant he couldn't get the colour he was after.

The garden's renaissance theme was suggested by the charity who wanted it to symbolise its new start as it heads towards its 75th anniversary.

Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow Garden Credit: ITV Anglia

It was silver for the 'Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow Garden' designed by Patricia Fox from Hertfordshire.

Climate Calm Garden Credit: ITV Anglia

Parched landscapes in Essex inspired the Climate Calm Garden, sponsored by several water companies including Thames and South East Water it explores ways of conserving rain. It won a Bronze medal.

The Chelsea Flower show runs from the 22nd - 26th May

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