Floating garden wins top Chelsea title

A garden which gives the illusion of flora floating in mid-air has been awarded with the title of best in show at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, the Laurent-Perrier Garden was also given a gold medal.

The garden provides the designer with his third best in show title and his sixth medal at the event.

Mr Stuart-Smiths green space made use of a "daringly" minimalist colour scheme, zinc tanks brimming with water and 30-year-old hornbeams trimmed into the shape of clouds, the Daily Telegraph notes.

Gold medals were awarded to a number of other entries, including Bupa, Savills, Cadogan Estates and Andy Sturgeons water garden for Cancer Research UK.

Set across a total of 11 acres, home-grown exhibitions of flowers are shown alongside displays from across the globe.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr was among the famous faces on hand at the event, visiting a garden dedicated to his late ex-bandmate George Harrison.