Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Award-winning garden designer, Adam Frost, secures another Gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’, in association with Alzheimer’s Society. This is the third Gold medal won by the UK’s leading garden centre at this prestigious show.
The garden is a celebration of memories and creates the perfect environment to reflect on the important moments in time that make us who we are.
This year’s Chelsea Flower Show garden was extra special, as it was built with the assistance of the students from the first-ever Homebase Garden Academy. The award-winning garden is the culmination of all the time the Academy has spent with Adam learning about planting and landscaping, as well as working towards the RHS Level 1 Award.
Celebrating his success, Adam said: “This is my sixth Gold medal at Chelsea and I’m incredibly proud of this achievement. The garden is based on personal memories but is really a celebration of all memories – reminding us how important it is to stop and reflect, as well as making time to create new ones.
Matthew Compton, Head of Garden at Homebase added: “Winning Gold is a fantastic achievement but it’s really the icing on the cake to what has been an incredible journey for the Garden Academy.“This year has really stood out and nothing is more satisfying then helping young enthusiastic gardeners get their career in horticulture started – and this is only the beginning.”
“We hope the stories of everyone involved in making this year’s garden a great success inspire not only the next generation of gardeners through our Academy – but everyone to get outside and enjoy their garden.”
To apply for a place on the Garden Academy, visit homebasegardenacademy.com before Sunday 15 June 2014.
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Homebase is a leading home enhancement retailer selling around 38,000 products for the home and garden. It has 323 large, out-of-town stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland serving around 60 million customers a year, and a growing internet offering at www.homebase.co.uk. In the financial year to February 2014, Homebase sales were £1.5 billion and it employed some 18,000 people across the business.
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