In 2011, I won a national competition with my first show garden design, becoming Chris Beardshaws’ ‘Scholar of the Year’. This gave me the opportunity to produce two more show gardens, sponsored by Bradstone, going on to be awarded another Silver and Silver guilt RHS medal, the most recent being at Chelsea Flower Show, 2012.

This achievement led to interviews at Chelsea Flower Show on BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire, 2012 and 2013, and publication in The Garden Design Journal’.

A show garden is a wonderful opportunity to be experimental with ideas, materials and plants – a chance to be really creative and push personal boundaries. Initiated by a brief, often supplied by a sponsor, the concept is developed and allowed to evolve during the designs production.

‘Caroline has grown enormously over the last year and she has experienced first-hand many valuable opportunities …I wish her every success not just with her first Chelsea garden but with her continuing career’
(Chris Beardshaw, May 2012)
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Caroline Butler with Chris Beardshaw on her winning CBMS Show Garden.
Chelsea Show
Malvern Spring
Malvern Autumn