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Farm and Garden Ltd's gold medal-winning garden at the Sandringham Flower Show. Jonny Baker, Richard Keeley, Martin Keeley and John Shone. EMN-160817-174716001
Farm and Garden Ltd's gold medal-winning garden at the Sandringham Flower Show. Jonny Baker, Richard Keeley, Martin Keeley and John Shone. EMN-160817-174716001

The boss of a landscape gardening company is celebrating after winning a gold medal at the Sandringham Flower Show.

The one-day event, which attracts around 25,000 visitors each year, features show gardens built to a standard to rival any of the major horticultural shows.

Jonny Baker, who runs Whissendine-based Farm and Garden Ltd, entered a show garden for the 13th time and was delighted to finally win a gold medal.

He said: “We’ve plenty of silvers and silver-gilts over the years, but this is our first gold so I’m really happy.”

The 8m x 8m garden was designed in association with the Norfolk branch of the Guide Dogs For the Blind Association to mark the charity’s 85th year.

It featured lots of planting and a mixture of textures underfoot – for the benefit of partially-sighted visitors – including bark, gravel and turf.

Jonny, far left, and his team built it from scratch in less than four days.

Judging was carried out by well-known gardeners and broadcasters Alan Mason and Chris Beardshaw.

Jonny’s team raised around £1,000 for Guide Dogs through collection buckets and by selling food and drinks during the garden construction process.



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