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Burgon & Ball supports new generation garden design

Published: 5 August 2016
Burgon & Ball has been encouraging young garden design talent with support for Lilly Gomm, a finalist in the RHS Young Designer competition at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.
Burgon & Ball supports new generation garden design
The Sheffield-based manufacturer supplied a range of tools and equipment for use during the construction of the garden, as well as props and accessories that were used to 'dress' the finished garden to create the perfect look.

The RHS Young Designer competition, now in its eighth year, was created to give young designers the opportunity to showcase their work at a high profile horticultural event and really kick-start their careers. Previous Tatton alumni have gone on to design gardens at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including Hugo Bugg (2010 winner) and Sam Ovens (2014 winner).

This year three finalists were selected to design a show garden based on the theme of Health, Happiness and Horticulture. The garden that Miss Gomm created using Burgon & Ball tools was entitled 'A Space to Ruminate', an area designed to draw visitors into the garden through the use of a stepped wooden pergola and reclaimed scaffolding path.

Said Miss Gomm: "I'm so grateful for the support from Burgon & Ball: it felt like Christmas when the tools arrived! It made the build of my show garden a lot easier, as the team had exactly the right tools for the job at every stage. Trying to get established in a career in garden design is far from straightforward, and it's great that a company like Burgon & Ball is helping young people like myself."

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