First Time Collaboration between Designer and Plant Hunters at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker won the People’s Choice Award and a Silver-Gilt Flora medal in the Show Garden Category at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 for A Valley GardenCave Pavilion is Sophie’s first design at Chelsea.  A young designer, Sophie is working on landscape design projects internationally. 

Sue and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones

RHS Chelsea Flower Show President Award winners Sue and Bleddyn Wynn Jones are amongst the most important plant hunters working today. They have made over 16,000 seed collections over some 50 expeditions, providing an invaluable contribution to plant science and conservation today.  Their plant hunting focuses on rare plants that can be grown in the UK, many of which have not previously been cultivated.  They have scaled mountains and volcanoes, explored hidden canyons and dodged armed bandits (sometimes less successfully), to seek out elusive specimens.  They work closely with government agencies, Royal and Botanic Gardens and National collections across the world.