Urban Vision scoops gold at Tatton Park

11 August 2008

Urban Vision’s landscape design group is celebrating after its garden took one of only two Gold Medals awarded at this year’s prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire.

The team’s entry – East Meets West - was entered in the 'Show Garden' category and combined the various hard and soft landscape elements seen in the gardens of eastern and western cultures.

Created by Urban Vision and one of Salford City Council’s partner landscape contractors - the Casey Group of Companies - the garden was praised by the judges for its design, construction and planting.

This is the third time that the Urban Vision team has secured success at the Tatton Show, having previously clinched a Silver Gilt medal from the RHS for its first ever show garden, The Garden of Illusion (2001), and a Gold Medal for A Healthy Future – England’s Northwest (2006).

Dan Sterry, senior landscape architect with Urban Vision said: “I am delighted and thrilled to have received the Gold Medal, which is testament to the team effort from all of the Urban Vision and Casey staff involved. Our contemporary combination of natural materials from the East and West has been a big hit with our visitors.”

Andy Stockton, project manager and group leader of landscape and urban design at Urban Vision added: “The response from the judges, RHS members and the general public has been phenomenal. Whilst the group normally works on much larger projects, the profile of our work and the talent of our designers have been raised enormously.

The garden was designed to provide a stylised living space for quiet contemplation, relaxation and a place of retreat to escape the stresses of everyday life. The combination of Eastern bamboos, pines and maples alongside Western stone walls created a unique and striking garden and we are delighted to have been awarded the gold medal.”