Honda's 'Garden of Dreams' Wins RHS Silver Medal

Honda's 'Garden of Dreams' Wins RHS Silver Medal

Honda's 'Garden of Dreams' Wins RHS Silver Medal

Honda (UK)'s first foray into the world of show gardens at this year's Gardeners' World Live was a fantastic success with its beautiful 'Garden of Dreams' winning a prestigious RHS Silver medal.

The look and feel of the Garden of Dreams drew inspiration from Honda's 'Power of Dreams' philosophy and featured soft, dreamy plantings which contrasted with a dynamic, spiral pathway that lead into a contemplation pool. The pool itself was shaped like a keyhole, suggesting a portal to another place. Blue-grey painted walls and white trees and their shadows lengthened perspective, adding to the imagination of the space.

RHS Judge, Dougal Philip, says:

Honda's garden wasn't just a lovely garden, There was also an interactive area where show-goers could look at product and the fusion was thoughtfully executed, delivering for visitors on two levels. The garden itself was very eye-catching and for Honda to win a silver medal for its first ever show garden is a considerable achievement.

Edinburgh-based garden designer, Rebecca Govier was commissioned by Honda (UK) to take the concept to completion. Rebecca says:

Well, believing in the 'Power of Dreams' certainly pays off - this result is truly a dream come true for me! This is the first time I've designed a show garden, so the project was a massive challenge and Honda's belief in what I could achieve has drove me forward through the whole process. I had a fantastic team of volunteers who worked their socks off and I couldn't have done it without them. It was an enormous amount of hard work but totally worth it for such a fantastic result. I'm really, really thrilled for everyone involved.

David Hodgkinson, Marketing Communications Manager at Honda (UK), says:

Honda as a company looks to champion new talent so winning a silver medal is a fantastic result for us, Rebecca and her team of tireless volunteers - some of whom are horticultural college students. Working together, we created something beautiful and inspirational which show-goers enjoyed.

In true show garden style, all the Garden of Dreams plants were auctioned off at the end of the show - two plants for £6.00 - and raised £1,200. Proceeds will go to The Woodland Trust which is one of Honda (UK)'s three nominated charities for 2011.