Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty was designed by Helen Elks-Smith, and built by Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd. This Show Garden was sponsored by Zoflora. The RHS judges awarded the garden a Gold Medal and the prestigious title of Best Construction Award, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Dry stone walls define a linear landscape in this colourfully planted Show Garden.
The Dark Matter Garden for the National School's Observatory, designed by Howard Miller Design Ltd, won a Gold Medal and was judged to be the best Fresh Garden by the Royal Horticultural Society. This garden was sponsored by Science and Technology Facilities Council, Liverpool John Moores University, and Urbis Design.
In his design for The Evaders Garden by Chorley Council, John Everiss took his inspiration from his Father Stan Everiss, an RAF evader, who was shot down in 1943. Stan found his way to freedom thanks to the help he received from French citizens, whose bravery John recognises in the design for this garden, which reflects the special bond between helper and evader.