Chelsea Flower Show 2017

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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 [email protected] 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!

Anna Omiotek-Tott -The oak and limestone loggia surrounded by perennial sunny 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

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:
Jon Wheatley.

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:
Tamara Bridge & Kate Savill

 

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:
Professor Nigel Dunnett

Greening Grey Britain Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer:
Professor Nigel Dunnett

Greening Grey Britain Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Designer:
Professor Nigel Dunnett

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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