A BEACONSFIELD garden designer is celebrating after earning the chance to feature his creation at the world’s largest annual flower show.

Stephen Ryan will display his garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Flower Show in July.

Entitled ‘I have a dream’, the design commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, and Mr Ryan is excited at the prospect.

“I actually trained in the gardens of Hampton Court so it’ll be great to be back with a show garden,” he said. “It’s a huge show so it’s a real achievement for me.”

Mr Ryan studied under garden design guru John Brookes, who received an MBE in 2004 for his work in horticulture, and it is the first time the Beaconsfield-based designer’s work has been featured at the event.

The garden features segregated black and white planting and an area of harmonious mixed planting.

It has a calming feel with water playing a large part, with the backdrop inspired by the Lincoln memorial in Washington where the speech was held in August 1963.

He is currently hunting a main sponsor for the design, and hopes extra money can be raised for anti-racism charities by auctioning the wooden message obelisks bearing engravings from the speech.

Hampton Court Flower Show attracts around 160,000 visitors each year, with coverage in national newspapers as well as on the BBC.

The show runs from July 9 to 14. For tickets to see Mr Ryan’s creation and hundreds of other gardens of all shapes and sizes, visit www.rhs.org.uk