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Simon Gudgeon wins Five Star Trade Stand Award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

PUBLISHED: 14:54 25 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:54 25 May 2016

Simon Gudgeon's stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Simon Gudgeon's stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

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Dorset based sculptor, Simon Gudgeon, has once again received a Five Star Trade Stand Award from the Royal Horticultural Society at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The stand features ten monumental sculptures from Simon, integrated into a planting scheme by his wife Monique.

Sited in the much sought after Main Avenue amongst gardens created by some of the world’s top designers, Simon’s stand MA433 features his newest work, Celeste, a life sized ballerina fabricated entirely from nearly 1000 bronze leaves, inspired by Ksenia Ovsyanick, an English National principal ballerina dancer.

On Monday, Ksenia unveiled the sculpture dancing en pointe around the stand. Celebrities such as Dame Judi Dench, Alan Titchmarsh, Piers Morgan and David Walliams all admired Simon’s creations as did the show’s judges awarding him the highest accolade for a trade stand, the Five Star Trade Stand Award.

Dame Judi Dench visiting Simon Gudgeon's stand, Monet in backgroundDame Judi Dench visiting Simon Gudgeon's stand, Monet in background

Accompanying his sculpture garden, situated in the Pavillion on his stand, viewable to all visitors is Le Chemin de Halage a Granval, painted in 1883 by Claude Monet, kindly loaded from Gladwell and Patterson, the gallery that represents Simon.

Simon and Monique also own Sculpture by the Lakes, a sculpture park near Dorchester, so those unable to make RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, open until Saturday 28 May can see his monumental sculptures in the gloriously wild setting of Pallington Lakes throughout the year.

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