Silver RHS medal for Hucknall garden designer

Andy Tudbury of Papplewick Lane, Hucknall wins Silver Award at flower show.
Andy Tudbury of Papplewick Lane, Hucknall wins Silver Award at flower show.
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A Hucknall garden designer has scooped silver at a Royal Horticultural Society show.

Andy Tudbury of Halcyon Days Garden Design was celebrating this week after his artistic talents were recognised at the RHS Malvern Autumn Flower Show.

“This is the 15th show I have entered and was a huge success with massive crowds and glorius sunshine,” said Andy of Papplewick Lane. “I am delighted with being awarded silver but now my aspirations are to win gold.”

Andy’s garden was called ‘A Place to Grow, A Place to Dream’ and included a barbecue area, mixed planting of vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, fruit and flowering shrubs.

It also included a pergola with stained glass window and a water feature created from a Butler’s sink.

The award is an accomplishment for Andy who started his business 10 years ago after retraining at Brackenhurst College.

“After completing an art and design course as a teenager I became a photographer,” explained Andy. “But the transition isn’t actually that much different as all the principles apply.

“Designing a garden is like building a picture. It’s about balance, scale, colour and texture.

“The award acts to underline what I do.”