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RBC garden designer youngest to win gold at Chelsea

The RBC Waterscape Garden was this week awarded a gold medal at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, UK.

This is the fourth year that RBC has sponsored a garden at the show, which is the most prestigious event of its type in the world, attracting gardening enthusiasts, celebrities and royals alike. This year’s gold medal is the highest award that the judges can bestow and is an outstanding achievement for Hugo Bugg, who, at 27 has become the youngest designer ever to win a gold medal for one of the main show gardens at Chelsea.

In keeping with the aims of the RBC Blue Water Project, Hugo’s design highlights global water issues and demonstrates practical, year-round water management solutions for gardeners.

Following the Show, the garden will be donated to the Vauxhall One Business Improvement District in London and relocated to a plot beside the Tea House Theatre, part of the Vauxhall Missing Link Trail, which will regenerate the area between the new US Embassy Quarter and London’s South Bank.

The task of rebuilding the garden will be undertaken by Streetscape, an award-winning charity that offers apprenticeships in landscape gardening for young, long-term unemployed people, from early July 2014.