Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Definitely different than other shows. The gardens were a bit smaller than usual. Or there was fewer big Show Gardens to awe.
The winner :
Garden created from disused limestone quarry with flora from Malta. The M&G Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer: James Basson MSGD.
The naturalistic gardens, 'cutting' and transporting a piece of natural landscape seem to be very popular in recent years, collecting Gold medals and winning shows@ Dan Pearson's Chatsworth Garden in 2015 is a good example of the trend, to)
The People's Choice Garden, which has been given Silver Guilt, some thinking it deserved Gold:
The oak and limestone loggia surrounded by informal and formal planting with Campanula 'Telham Beauty', Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' and Pinus 'Nana' in The Morgan Stanley Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer: Chris Beardshow - Sponsor: Morgan Stanley.
I must say it was one of my favourites, too!
Replacing the Big gardens, there was a new category: BBC2 Sponsored Feel Good Gardens, which did not compete for medals:
The Anneka Rice Colour Cutting Garden. Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens- RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer: SSarah Raven
It was a real heaven for cut-flowers enthusiast, including a shed full of beautiful containers :)
For vegetable lovers and allotment growers ( I happen to belong to this category, too ) there was:
The Chris Evans Taste Garden. Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer:
Below, three different varieties of Kale including 'Cavolo Nero', green and red cabbage and broad beans, all in neat rows and organically grown. If only mine were so well-behaved !
And was I predicting more curves last year? Ina bit smaller package but a curved seating we have:
The Jo Whiley Scent Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer:
Last but not least, a garden with lost of practical ideas including insect-housing, butterfly feeders that can be used in an urban setting:
Greening Grey Britain Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer:
Many more gardens worth mentioning so I will be coming back to the subject, soon. Enjoy the remaining RHS flower shows this year: Hampton Court is coming next on 4th July !
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