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Young gardener wins silver at Hampton Court Flower Show
A gardener was awarded a silver medal at a prestigious garden show last week.
Daniel Shea, who lives in Harringay Green Lanes, was awarded the silver medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Flower Show in the conceptual garden category.
His garden, entitled Uprising, was inspired by last year’s riots and looked at the relationship between the city and nature, and how planting could help the capital move forward.
The 28-year-old garden designer said: “It’s been a massive achievement for me to win silver on my first-ever show garden.
“I wanted to explore how we can bring some of nature back into the city to improve the most urban areas of London.
“I strongly feel that planting can enable people to have more respect for the area they live in. I would love to work on further projects in and around Haringey to improve the area, from design work on people’s home gardens through to improving parks and public areas.”
The garden features an urban landscape with large towers and zig-zag path with meadow planting to show how the city environment can be calmed by letting nature back in.
Part of the winning garden will be relocated to a school in London affected by the riots which has yet to be decided.
As a result of his show garden Mr Shea, who recently graduated from Capel Manor Garden Design College in Regents Park, has set up his own garden design business in Haringey.