But garden designer Sarah Price, who is also co-designer of London's Olympic Park, created a ravishingly pretty meadow at the show this year, using her fine art background to compose the colors, textures, and shapes of her plants into a tangible design that earned a surprise medal. There are groups among her wildflowers and there are individuals, but they never become a mob.
Pet that helped save more than 100 lives to be celebrated
Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.
Wire-haired fox terrier "Beauty", PDSA (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals), with Superintendent Bill Barnet. Beauty was credited with rescuing 63 animals from the ruins of the London Blitz, 1940-'41, in recognition of which she was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal - the "Animals' Victoria Cross".