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Winner of Bewley Garden Competition receives £1,000 of garden vouchers

10 Sep 2018

To coincide with the 2018 RHS Chelsea Garden Show at the end of May, design led developer, Bewley Homes, launched a competition to find a winning garden design to install in its new show home at Lea Meadows, Sonning Common.

Selected by Clare Foster, Garden Editor at House & Garden Magazine, the winning design was ‘The Everyone Welcome Garden’ by Matthew Walker. Foster says: ‘This was a garden designed with people, plants and wildlife in mind to create a space for everyone to enjoy. With separate seating areas, pretty borders and room to store garden equipment, it makes use of every inch of space, with the added attraction of a water rill to bring another dimension to the design.”

Matthew was presented with the award of £1,000 of garden vouchers by representatives of Bewley Homes and the neighbouring Herb Farm, where he will be able to redeem his vouchers. Matthew, who was accompanied to the presentation by his wife, Kate and their 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter, says: “The garden looks absolutely incredible – it is wonderful for me to see my design brought to life. Our family lives in a similar sized home and I designed the garden with both my family and our individual needs in mind.”

Claire Gibbins, Head of Sales at Bewley Homes, adds: “We wanted to encourage those with a natural horticultural talent to take inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and replicate it here at our Lea Meadows development in South Oxfordshire. We are delighted with the results which, not only compliment the exterior design of the house but provide a beautiful vista from inside. Matthew’s garden is a real asset to this particular show home at Lea Meadows.”

For more information about Lea Meadow, contact Bewley on 0808 173 0003 or email: