Spring Garden Show Show Gardens


The Ascot Spring Garden Show

We are delighted to introduce the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show at Ascot Racecourse. This high-quality boutique event showcases Britain’s finest established and emerging horticultural talent has been created with the gardening enthusiast in mind.

Guests can look forward to visiting six inspiring show gardens. Scroll down to find out more. 


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Joe Perkins

Joe Perkins started as a landscape gardener in 1996 and worked for various landscape companies before joining landscape consultancy and construction firm The Outdoor Room in 2009, where he is now director and company manager. During his time at The Outdoor Room, Joe has been involved with 15 medal-winning RHS show gardens and 5 national BALI awards. 

In addition to this Joe has also set up Landscape architecture practice, Longview Design with David Dodd and together they both teach at the London College of Garden Design.

Pip Probert

Pip Probert is a multi-award winning garden designer with 13 years of experience in design, build and planting works.  Over the years Pip has worked on 29 show gardens at various shows including RHS Chelsea, RHS Tatton Park, RHS Malvern, Gardeners World and Gardening Scotland.  All of which have won awards with numerous Gold Medals and even a Best in Show award.  Pip has also been involved in International Shows such as the Besiktas Garden Festival in Istanbul. 

Tom Hill

Tom Hill runs a successful Garden Design and Installation business in the South of England.  His experience on prestigious Gardens has included Show Gardens at Poundbury, Dorchester for the Duchy of Cornwall with whom he has enjoyed a 13 year continuing association. 

Kate Gould

Kate Gould has been working as a garden designer for almost twenty years creating award-winning gardens throughout the UK. Kate is a regular exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show where she has been awarded numerous Gold medals and the coveted ‘Best in Category’. 

Richard Holme and Florian Degroise

Richard Holme and Florian Degroise met when studying at the London Collage of Garden Design and have combined their ideas to present a joint design under an Anglo-French umbrella.

Richard was born in South Wales and trained as a teacher before a career change in 2011 led to a course in Garden Design, where he gained a distinction.  Following the course Richard combined garden design and education before making the switch to full time Garden Design.

Originally from the North of France Florian gained a French Diploma in horticulture and followed this with a course at the College of Garden Design in London.  In 2013 he won a silver medal in the Young designer category for ‘The Bee’s Garden’ built at the Tatton park show.  Florian works as a Garden Designer and Landscaper and has designed gardens in France and Europe.

Catherine Macdonald

Catherine Macdonald is the senior landscape designer at Landform Consultants Ltd.  As well as creating interesting award-winning show gardens, Catherine designs beautifully balanced gardens and landscapes for domestic and commercial clients. 

Catherine has over ten years’ experience at shows. Early in her career she planted, detailed and project managed for several other top designers and, since joining Landform in 2010, has project managed all Chelsea Flower Show build projects whilst also designing many show gardens and exhibits herself.