Landscaping experts are seeking to create an award-winning garden for the annual Chelsea Flower Show.

Stewart Landscape Construction, based in Alphamstone, near Pebmarsh, has been trusted to build a South African winelands garden at this year’s prestigious event.

The show runs across five days later this month and attracts thousands of horticulturalists every year.

The firm, which is owned by Mark Richardson, has experience working on gardens which have claimed bronze and silver medals at previous shows.

They have been tasked with bringing to life the garden, which will include 50 tonnes of boulders, designed by Johnathan Snow.

Work is already well underway on this year’s display, which will be based along the prestigious Main Avenue.

Mr Richardson said: “It’s going to be a real challenge but I like that.

“We started working on this a year ago. We had to go out to South Africa to study the landscape, the plants and soil.

“We have done a lot of the work back in Alphamstone so now it’s a case of using these three weeks to put it all together.”

In a Chelsea Flower Show first, plants will be burnt to recreate the Fynbos landscape associated with South Africa.

Mr Richardson’s team are given just three weeks to ensure the garden is complete, and with the show just under two weeks away, he remains confident they will deliver on Mr Snow’s design.

He added: “We are on target at the moment. The weather is turning nice now which will help so we are confident it will be ready.”

The show will start on May 22.