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gardening, Jack still liked to get his hands dirty! He continually proved himself against the top designers and the accolades kept coming. At the age of 16, he won a Silver Medal at Hampton Court Palace for â€˜Deserts Delightâ€™, a garden that incorporated a snaking path leading up to an amazing oasis. In 2012, Jack was awarded the Silver Gilt at Hampton Court for â€˜The Italian Jobâ€™ and the following year at the Chelsea
judges turn up with clipboards and it looks like they make a judgment in seconds. But they visit regularly and judge you from the initial design stage right through to completion.â€?
Flower Show, â€˜Juxtapositionâ€™ saw Jack become the youngest recipient of a Silver Gilt at Chelsea, the prestigious flower show in the country. Jack said: â€œThe process for the big flower shows is harder than people imagine. Firstly, you need to pitch your design to the RHS and a board of judges will look through all of the entries. Only when have you been approved can you build it. â€œOn television, viewers see the
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Bermuda Triangle For the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Jack designed his edgiest garden to date. â€˜Bermuda Triangleâ€™ was inspired
by how the island transformed from an underwater volcano that rose from the sea and into an island of lush vegetation. It has a contemporary twist, with an aluminium frame representing the volcano, with a palm tree exploding from it. Jack said: â€œThe category I entered was â€˜Fresh,â€™ which gives the designer a certain amount of artistic freedom. â€œSome show gardens need to be practical spaces as well as
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