Charlie Albone was the only Australian entrant at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, and he has won a Silver-Gilt Medal for his entrance in the Show.
Being the only Australian entrant and having spent two weeks in the UK tirelessly working on his garden along with a team of 10 landscapers and builders, Albone is happy to have taken home the medal.
“I am so proud of the team that helped me achieve my dream of building a garden and winning a medal at The Chelsea Flower Show,” Albone said.
“Being responsible for an Australian garden at the show has been an achievement I will always be proud of and I thank [our sponsors] Husqvarna and Gardena for believing in me.”
He said despite the wrong type of pavement being delivered, the building and planting process has gone smoothly with the team spending 11 hours a day hard at work.
“Nothing’s really gone out of plan which was always a bit of a worry, you can’t just pop down to the hardware store. We did a lot of planning and it’s all gone to plan.”
Albone’s garden was designed with his late father firmly planted in his mind.