a close up of a flower garden: The judges at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, in Cheshire, have awarded a gold medal to a garden full of weedsThe plot – named Weed Thriller – was handed the award at the RHS Tatton Flower Show in Cheshire.Horticulturist Sandra Nock told the BBC that they thought they might be given Nil Point by  the RHS but, on the contrary, they were receptive and complimentary. She added that “Without this kind of multi-layer native planting, a lot of our insects and birds just wouldn’t cope.”Rachel Evatt from Sunart Fields – the Derbyshire farm behind the concept said: “They are wild plants that have been branded incorrectly as weeds and some people would say that a weed is just a plant in the wrong place.

“So what we are saying is really to embrace all of these wild plants, especially controversial species like the ragwort, which are one of the most important sources of nectar for a wide variety of insects.

“We are just trying to rebrand the weed as just wild plants that we can embrace and enjoy as much as we can other flowers.”  The team behind the plot, named Weed Thriller, wanted to show that native plants are not just beautiful but essential for wildlife.

Weed Thriller’s award comes just a couple of weeks after the Government backed a movement dubbed ‘no-mow’ to encourage people to cut their grass less, in a bid to increase food substance for bees.