The supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea wowed the judges this year with a bold and imaginative rose garden design at Chelsea.
BBC garden expert Monty Don told the Daily Chronicle, “Mr Jong-un richly deserves a gold medal for the painstaking attention to detail and faultless execution of this garden.”
The win cements the North Korean leader as the most successful Chairman of the Workers’ Party in the history of the Chelsea Flower Show.
Jong-un designed the garden, featuring an array of blood-red roses, “to remind us of the fleeting nature of our own existence on earth”. The garden features a nuclear bunker surrounded by a neat box hedge, and a 40 foot deep missile silo with a decorative rose border and adjacent water feature.
Jong-un, 33, has never entered a garden for this competition before and said after the award presentation that he was “totally over the moon” at the result. He later told us, “Many people refused to be involved in bringing this garden together, and now they are all dead.”