The opportunity to design and install a garden at the world’s biggest flower show in 2011 was a wonderful experience. In just three short weeks every conceivable emotion is laid bare; the stresses and self doubts of the design and installation, the excitement and anticipation of judging day, the pride of accepting congratulations from the public and media, and finally the sadness of demolishing the garden at the end of the show.

This was a completely rewarding lifetime experience with many happy memories, and a coveted Silver Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society.