A North Kensington gardener has scooped an impressive haul of awards after making a tribute garden to his dead parents.
Harvey Groffman of St Quintin's Avenue won a silver medal and a certificate from the London Garden Society and a double first place from the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme.
His garden celebrated his parents, Anne and Josiah Groffman, who were both born a century ago, with a planting scheme based around a sepia photograph of the two of them.
"I only found out which medal I won a few weeks ago. I knew I was in the first three but I couldn't say beyond that," said Mr Groffman. "I also won first for my front garden and first for my back garden with the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme, that's my best result for years."
The award haul has brought the former Kew Gardens employee's record to twenty-six wins in total since he began competitive gardening 30 years ago.
Mr Groffman gave us an exclusive sneak preview of his next garden plan, "I decide my gardens a year before the competion. I've already decided next year's and there's no secret about it! It's Kew Garden's 250th anniversary next year and I'll be matching my design and colour scheme to theirs."