HAMPSHIRE'S top gardeners are celebrating today after winning a host of awards at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Among the county's green-fingered to prove they have the golden touch at the biggest event on the gardening calendar is Hillier Nurseries who were awarded their 69th consecutive gold award for their exhibit in the Great Pavillion for their display titled The Paper Chase.

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A Hillier arrangement at the show

Sparsholt College were also celebrating today after winning the Best Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Discovery Exhibit.

Hampshire Carnivorous Plants of Southampton, Hardys Cottage Garden Plants from Whitchurch and Ainsworth Displays were all given gold awards while West Green House was awarded a silver-gilt flora for their display.

The exhibits will be on display to the public until Friday.

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Sparsholt students Jack Shilley, Lance Russell, Dan Handley and Horticulture lecturer Chris Bird