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Award: RHS Silver-Gilt Medal

Sponsors: Crabtree & Evelyn


Michael Twite Landscapes Design and Landscapes created an award winning cottage style garden on behalf of London based firm Crabtree & Evelyn. A scented garden with raised pool, wall fountain and greenhouse was created while using specialist techniques to make the scene look established or aged.

Colourful cottage-style planting
Cottage-style planting
Planting up!
An 'established' greenhouse
Cottage-style planting
Aged stonework
Raised pool and wall fountain (2)
Rose covered arches
Raised pool and wall fountain

With only two weeks to build the garden, Michael Twite and his colleagues spent 14 hours a day recreating an established cottage-style garden. 

The emphasis on scented plants reflected the fragrant nature of the Crabtree & Evelyn brand.

The garden appeared on BBC2's Gardeners World Chelsea review programme, after film crews eagerly captured Michael Twite Landscapes work on camera.

Raised pool softened by planting


Award: RHS Silver-Gilt medal

Sponsors: Wine of Australia

Designer: Susanna Brown

A Silver medal was awarded to Michael Twite Landscapes Design and Landscapes for creating a garden for the Australian Wine Bureau.

A shack style building formed the main focus reached via a raised timber deck and large flat stones, both crossing the pools.  The garden also featured wood and stone carvings in rich colours reflecting Aboriginal art and there were areas for the public to sample Australian wines.

Lush, tropical planting complimented the theme.

Shack style building
Timber walkway
Aborigonal art
The scene is set!
Stepping stones through water    
Ferns used to produce lush tropical feel

BBC Gardeners World Live 2004

Award: RHS Gold Medal

Sponsors: Mercedes-Benz

Designer: Michael Twite

The clients brief was for a contemporary garden focussing on a younger lifestyle.  The RHS judges felt the garden met this brief and awarded an RHS Gold medal.

Hardwood deck walkway
Contemporary planting
Water channel
Asymmetric design
Stone used to edge timber sections

The garden impressed judges with it's combination of water, decking and stone on a strong, asymmetric background, which was enhanced by contemporary planting using multi-stemmed river birch trees and grasses.

Sections of the concrete walls were painted red to add drama and draw the eye to certain areas of the garden.

The hardwood walkways and deck were accentuated by the red on the walls.

Hardwood walkway leading to deck    
Bubbling water channel   Hardwood deck surrounded by multi-stemmed birch

BBC Gardeners World 2003

Award: RHS Gold Medal

Sponsors: Mercedes Benz

This dramatic garden won an RHS Gold medal.  The three concrete frames surrounding the central sculpture provide structure and interesting shadows across the turf.

The floating central sculpture was designed and kindly lent by Michael Dan Archer.  Purple Iris and silver foliage Elaeagnus soften the large amount of hard surfaces within the garden.

Michael Twite with the medal
Three concrete frames around sculpture
Central sculpture lent by Michael Dan Archer
Charlie Dimmock and Monty Don
The Mercedes Garden at Gardeners World Live 2003

Mercedes Show garden article - Birmingham Post


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