Medals galore at Southport Flower Show

Published:  23 August, 2013

Natural Paving proudly supported two approved installers as part of the company’s debut at this year’s Southport Flower Show (15 to 18 August), and is pleased report that the two gardens by Bella Vista and RF Showering won a collection of five medals.

Green with Pride not Green with EnvyExperienced show garden creator and landscaper Rob Showering took the awards by storm, receiving four medals, including the Overarching Award for the entire show. The beautifully created ‘Green with Pride not Green with Envy’ slate-walled garden encompassed a stream and Natural Paving’s Steel Blue flagstones, hand-cut by Mr Showering into a unique paving pattern.

Mr Showering’s medals began with a Large Gold Medal for the best small garden, 5x5m category. From here he went on to win the Mullard Trophy for the best small outside garden and the Pontins Trophy for best overall outside garden. Finally he was awarded the Brockhouse Trophy – the prestigious award for the best exhibit in show.

Another impressive first came from Greg Headley of Bella Vista, as he entered his first ever show garden ‘Summer in Tuscany’ at Southport and came away with an impressive Silver Award for best small garden. Showcasing a range of Natural Paving Products including Calico cobles, Kirkstallstone walling and Rustic Quartz flagstones, the garden attracted much positive attention from the crowds. The visitor consensus was that ‘Summer in Tuscany’, as well as being a beautiful, relaxing space, was also a practical garden that they could imagine within their own domestic gardens.

Summer in TuscanyNatural Paving marketing manager Rebecca Hughes said: “Well done to both Rob and Greg for their amazing gardens. It is lovely to see our gorgeous products used in such stunning designs and a great way to fire the imagination of homeowners looking for inspiration too.”

For further information on the products mentioned, show gardens or installers, contact Rebecca Hughes on either 0845 072 1150 or email Alternatively, visit

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