Two landscape architects from Kingston scooped a treble win at the RHS Hampton Court Flower show this month.

Adam White, from Kingston and Andree Davies, from Richmond, who run Davies White Ltd – a design practice, in Portland Road = won an RHS Gold Medal, the highly coveted RHS Best in Show and the popular RHS People’s Choice Award, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The architects, who specialise in creating children’s nature play spaces and gardens, designed the Zoflora & Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden for the competition.

Mr White said, “I am passionate about reconnecting children with nature and believe the design process is as important as the end product.

“We have serious epidemic of nature deficit disorder in the UK and I hope this garden will showcase and raise awareness of how landscape and horticulture can create the perfect antidote.

Their garden was created to highlight the beneficial qualities of a therapeutic garden for children with various disabilities, in particular Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“The garden was designed to be accessible and inclusive for all children, including those with autism,” added the architect.

“Winning the treble was the icing on the cake -the project began when I was locked in a glass box for three days and nights in central London to raise awareness of autism.”

In 2012, Mr White was made the youngest ever Fellow of the Landscape Institute for his work promoting children’s health and wellbeing and in 2017 he was nominated as President Elect of the Landscape Institute.

“Working with the children as part of the design process was hugely rewarding, and we are now looking forward to seeing them enjoy the wild garden and allowing their imaginations to run wild,” added the nominated president.

Monty Don, BBC Gardeners' World presenter, said the garden was like no other show garden he had ever seen before and was beautifully designed and constructed.

Following the show, the garden will be reimagined at the Caudwell International Children’s Centre at Keele University, Staffordshire, which provides multi-disciplinary support for children with developmental disorders. Adam and Andrée will again lead the design and oversee its delivery on site.