Cadogan wins Triple Gold for London in Bloom Awards
Pavilion Road, Cadogan Place South Garden and Cadogan Place North Garden have each been presented with a prestigious Gold Award for London in Bloom.
The Awards celebrate the efforts of London’s Boroughs, communities, businesses and individuals who make London a special place to live, work and visit. Entrants are assessed rigorously on their horticultural excellence by the London in Bloom team and the gardening team at Cadogan are delighted with the unprecedented trio of golds.
Cadogan Place South Garden beat all the competition across the capital to be presented with the top award for ‘Best Small Park/Garden in London’, also winning Gold for the 4th consecutive year. The judges commended the Cadogan gardening team for their innovative and forward-thinking approach and commented that: “This garden packs a huge amount in and everything is stunning. Elegant lawns with neatly mulched tree pits, beautifully maintained herbaceous borders, wildlife areas, neatly presented formal beds, sculptures, the Hans Sloane garden transported from Chelsea, a bit of topiary and a retro garden, as well as the largest bug hotel ever seen!”
Cadogan Place North Garden entered the awards for the first time this year and won Gold for its beautiful presentation and exemplary sustainability policies. These include replacing dead plants with more drought/pest resistant varieties, the installation of bird boxes, pollinator-friendly planting and the shredding of woody waste to use as mulch on site.
The judges were particularly excited by Pavilion Road’s three distinct areas: the George House courtyard, modelled on Corso Como in Milan; the northern section of Pavilion Road featuring the new edible planting theme; and the southern section of Pavilion Road with a range of low-level planters.
The Edible Trail is a great link to the food shops, with the aim being to match planting to individual businesses where possible, as well as using the plant combinations to inspire visitors to try new recipes and ‘grow your own’.
In addition, the planted terraces and an intensive green roof on George House, along with sustainability considerations, such as the rainwater harvesting system (providing for all the supplementary watering needs) peat-free compost and a no chemical approach to pest control, all impressed the judges.
The judging panel commented that “The attractive architecture, high quality paving and abundant, diverse and extremely well-maintained planting combine to form a striking and impressive landscape.”