Published: 06 September 2013
Best in Show in Moscow
A member of the Association of Landscapers (APL) is celebrating after winning accolades at the Moscow Flower Show.
Surrey Gardens scooped a Gold medal and Best in Show at the Moscow Flower Show Russia's first project in the area of landscape design and floristry of an international level.

Caspian Robertson, director and founder member Surrey Gardens, based in Rudgwick, West Sussex was invited to Russia as one of just two British garden designers invited to exhibit at the Moscow Flower Show in June.

Designer Caspian Robertson with James Alexander Sinclair in Moscow.

Caspian’s garden design featured edible planting with a dining theme, and could be built in a rural or a city setting. It highlighted antiquated styles of cooking, incorporating aged copper pots, all British and French in origin.  

The only other British designer to be invited to exhibit is TV garden designer Chris Beardshaw.
His design attracted a great deal of interest in the Russian media for his "edible" garden that is on display throughout the show. A leading Moscow restaurant has shown an interest in purchasing the garden after the show. Caspian’s innovative ‘A la Mode Dining’ garden caught the attention of the Russian delegation at last year’s Malvern Autumn Show, where it also won an RHS Gold and Best in Show.  

Caspian said: "It was such a delight to have created a garden in Moscow, and a particular honour to have been involved in a show that is fast becoming known for its great imagination, quality and people. I hope the garden will demonstrate just how productive a small space can be, and inspire more people to enjoy creating food from home made produce."

About 50 participants from Russia, Europe and the United States attend the Moscow Flower Show in Gorky Park which showcases the best in modern landscape design and floristry.  
This recent success completes a fantastic few weeks for Caspian and Surrey Gardens as he was awarded a Silver medal for ‘Bugs in Boots’, an ecological garden, for the APL ‘Low Cost, High Impact’ category at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July.  
Information supplied by the Horticultural Trade Association [HTA]
Reported by Chris Allen  

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