Moscow Flower Show 2020: KLC Winners & Shortlistings


KLC is delighted to announce that five recent graduates from the KLC Garden Diploma that entered the International ‘Flower Jam’ Competition for the Moscow Flower Show were shortlisted in the ‘Student Project’ category to create their gardens in Moscow this summer.
The shortlisted students are Pandora Ryan, Harrie Carnochan, Darren Llewellyn, Dan Hartley and Anna DabrowskaJaudi.

We would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to winning designers and alumni, Pandora Ryan and Harrie Carnochan who have been selected as finalists to exhibit their gardens. Both Pandora and Harrie will now continue their work with experienced mentors to make their gardens not only original and attractive for the public, but to ensure there is improvement to the urban space.

The Chairman of the board of the "Flower Jam" Competition”, Andy Sturgeon, was the expert to announce the finalists of all categories. The expert jury reviewed 225 applications from all over the world and selected their shortlisted projects to be implemented in the capital and squares, parks, streets and other public spaces. It is a wonderful achievement for KLC to have two winning alumni and 5 shortlisted alumni overall.


KLC’s Garden Diploma Course Leader, Humaira Ikram, travelled to Moscow for this event and has reported back that overall it was a fantastic conference. The theme of the conference was urban landscape design as a tool to improve the environment of the metropolitan city, social climate, physical and psychological health of citizens. Humaira presented a talk regarding teaching sustainable design and was also on a panel discussion about education and sustainable design. The event hosted a number of great international speakers such as Andy sturgeon, KLC Alumnus Matt Childs, James Hitchmough, Alessandro Trevelli, Guido Bianchi and many more inspiring designers.

KLC Garden Diploma Course Leader, Humaira Ikram, presenting her talk on sustainable design and the course that runs at KLC School.

KLC Alumnus, Matthew Childs, spoke about his exhibition garden, which was the “best in show” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, and how to approach the concept from the point of view of the needs of both the customer and visitors.

We look forward to sharing more of Pandora and Harrie’s experiences as they prepare to build their gardens in Moscow over the summer.