A unique exhibit designed by The Eden Project has won a gold award at the annual Royal Chelsea Flower Show.

The exhibit referred to as 'The Bog' is also presented in partnership with peat-free compost maker Dalefoot Composts, and uses a little piece of Cumbrian peatland on loan under special licence from Natural England.

This isn't the first time Eden has won an award at the show; back in 2019, The Camfed won a gold medal. The Camfed was a African garden campaigning for Female Education.

Tracey Smith, Eden’s commercial manager, said: “We’re delighted to have received this gold medal - thank you to the judges and everyone who has visited the stand for their enthusiasm and kind comments.

“It’s really exciting for Eden to be back at the Chelsea Flower Show with a stand that highlights the huge importance of peat bogs and we hope that visitors will come away with a greater understanding and appreciation for these vital habitats.

The Bog scoops up the Gold award.

The Bog scoops up the Gold award.

"Working alongside our friends at Dalefoot, our aim with this stand was to change people’s perceptions of peat bogs, showing that they are thriving environments, rich with biodiversity as well as being crucial for carbon sequestration.

"We’d urge all gardeners to make the switch to peat-free products – it’s the best decision for your garden and for the environment.”

This is the latest initiative by Dalefoot Composts and the Eden Project to promote the sustainability benefits of peat-free gardening. Dalefoot’s Wool Compost for Potting is endorsed by the world-renowned environmental charity and social enterprise, and the two organisations have plans to work together on other future initiatives.