Brand USA and Trailfinders win Gold at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

Brand USA and Trailfinders win Gold at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

Brand USA and Trailfinders are urging readers to visit their treble award-winning America’s Wild show garden at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this week. 

America’s Wild swept the awards winning top place in all three categories: Best in Show (The Tudor Rose Award); Gold Medal and Best Construction.

The prestigious awards applauded the garden’s immersive journey through three distinct and instantly recognisable U.S. landscapes: desert, forest and prairie. Judges praised the garden’s dramatic centre-stage feature; a waterfall flowing through the garden, harmonising the contrasting landscapes, and bringing the planting to life. 

From ‘Prickly Pear’ cacti and Agave planting set against a natural sandstone backdrop evocative of the desert landscapes of Arizona, California and Nevada, to the iconic Populus (Quaking Aspen) and Liquidambar (Sweetgum) American trees at home in the forests of Oregon, Colorado, and Utah, America’s Wild showcases the native planting that defines America’s topography.

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Chris Thompson, CEO, Brand USA commented: “We are beyond excited that our first show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival has won all three prestigious awards among fierce competition. While there isn’t just one garden that defines the U.S., America’s Wild perfectly captures the multitude of landscapes just waiting to be explored. Our partnership with Trailfinders also brings practical tools to the garden’s visitors, by offering instantly bookable outdoor itineraries that showcase the breadth of destinations across the U.S. that allow travellers to explore beyond our gateway destinations and reconnect with nature.”

Sir Michael Gooley CBE, Founder and Executive Chairman of Trailfinders said: “We are delighted that America’s Wild Garden has been awarded the best of the best by bringing all three medals home, so well done to the team involved in bringing a slice of the USA’s natural beauty to Hampton Court. Given the breadth of holiday experiences to be had, it is no wonder the USA remains Trailfinders’ most sought after destination. With our unrivalled knowledge and expertise, trust Trailfinders to take care of all your travel arrangements.”

After The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, America’s Wild show garden will be relocated to the U.S. Embassy in London and the American Museum & Gardens in Bath.

Discover America’s Wild

Visitors inspired by America’s Wild can continue their adventures on a trip to the U.S. with Trailfinders, with tour packages to destinations that showcase the sheer breadth of America’s great outdoors:

A Southern Sojourn entices visitors on a true adventure through America’s southern landscapes, from the marshes of South Carolina through northern Florida’s forests, and Louisiana’s sparkling coastlines. Stroll along the historic waterfront of Charleston’s cobblestone streets, swim with sea turtles in Georgia’s Jekyll Island, and kayak among the expanse of the Apalachicola National Forest. Prices from £1,835 pp.

Pacific Coastal National Parks ventures from Washington’s Cascade Mountains through the winding rivers of Oregon’s wine region to the jaw-dropping redwood forests of California. Hike to the depths of the thundering Marymere Falls, drive through sleepy fishing villages to Oregon’s Haystack Rock and lounge among the sweet aromas (and tastes) of California’s Napa Valley. Prices from £1,179 pp.

Texan Trails puts the Lone Star State in the spotlight, where visitors can revel in the beauty of the prairie and lounge in Texas’ roaming ranches. Escape to the seaside on Houston’s Galveston Island, stargaze amidst the mystical Enchanted Rock, and awaken cowboy dreams on a horseback trail ride through Wildcatter Ranch. Prices from £2,327 pp.

For great outdoors-inspired travel to the U.S. call Trailfinders on 0207 368 1200, visit one of their 43 stores nationwide or go to Trailfinders.com; and for further information about partner or industry opportunities with Brand USA, visit TheBrandUSA.com.

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