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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: The Courtyard

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: Yardley's Flower Garden

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. 

Yardley London has been one of the world's leading purveyors of quality soaps and perfumes since 1770, and is one of Britain’s most established fragrance houses, renowned for creating beautiful, quality floral fragrances that are inspired by England's diverse and varied flowers and are available as eau de toilettes, body sprays and luxurious body care products.

Tom Hill: On Point

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: A Garden for all Seasons

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’. 

Catherine Macdonald: The Landform Garden

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.

APL What Lies Beneath

Claudia de Yong is a multi-award-winning garden designer who throughout her professional career has won eight RHS medals at world famous Hampton Court Flower Show including Gold and the much-coveted Tudor Rose for her water gardens. She has designed a number of award winning trade stands at Chelsea Flower Show and won several prestigious Association of Professional Landscaper awards. In 2016, she won the hugely popular People’s choice award at BBC Gardeners World Live and in 2017 Gold and Best in Show for Wyevale Garden Centres at the shows 50th anniversary event.

Claudia is part of the Association of Professional Landscapers committee, which is an accrediting body for professional landscapers in the UK.

Apart from creating her romantic and traditional gardens, Claudia is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to Houzz the online Home and Garden site, where she has also won awards for service and design.

The APL Garden for Ascot titled ‘What Lies Beneath’ has been designed as more of an educational piece of landscaping where the public will be invited to walk onto the garden in which there are exposed sections of hard landscaping/decking that will reveal the construction methods used and the layers needed to achieve a solid well-built finish.

Talks will be held throughout each day to educate and go through the various methods used by a professional landscaper from the Association of Professional Landscapers.