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Joy for Chelsea Flower Show winners

PUBLISHED: 17:17 25 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:48 01 July 2010

Peter Beales Roses have won their 18th gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010.

Peter Beales Roses have won their 18th gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010.

They have spent countless hours behind the scenes designing and creating beautiful displays that have enthralled the judges at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

They have spent countless hours behind the scenes designing and creating beautiful displays that have enthralled the judges at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

And it was bouquets all round for the region's exhibitors who were today celebrating a clutch of top awards from the world's most prestigious gardening extravaganza.

Attleborough-based Peter Beales Roses are enjoying the sweet smell of success after clinching their 18th gold medal at this year's show.

Rose breeder Amanda Beales said she was “absolutely delighted” with the gold medal and praised staff for their hard work.

Thorncroft Clematis Nursery, at Reymerston, near Norwich, also struck gold with their display of early summer flowering clematis.

Mark Whyman, of Fakenham-based Acre Landscapes Garden Construction Ltd, was also celebrating success.

Mr Whyman and his colleague Ben Catt worked on the Daily Telegraph garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon, which won best in show and a gold medal.

Green-fingered pupils at Costessey High School also received praise for their efforts.

Their mini vegetable plot was exhibited alongside 29 other winning crates in the Morrisons Let's Grow Garden, which won the Bronze Flora Award at the show.

Winners from Suffolk included the Halesworth-based World Land Trust. Their Saving the Atlantic Rainforest exhibit won a gold medal and best in section for Best Continuous Learning Exhibit.

It was the first time the conservation charity has exhibited at the show and coincides with the International Year of Biodiversity and the World Land Trust's 21st anniversary.


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