Chelsea Flower Show 2022 - Woodland

February 27, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

My images are also on my Instagram:  Anna Omiotek-Tott (@annatottphoto) • Instagram photos and videos
 

In the second part of my Chelsea Flower Show memories blog, I am going to focus on the shady planting, often overlooked for more eye-catching sun loving plants, looking for more unusual aspects.Hope you will enjoy looking into the gardens I have chosen with me and my Nikon cameras (Nikon Z7II, Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z750 with Zeiss 100mm f2  macro lens).

 

 

 

From The Boodles Travel GardenFrom The Boodles Travel Garden

The Boodles Travel Garden. Designer: Thomas Hoblyn

Hostas, Fern and Epimedium textured planting in a gold meadal awarded sanctuary garden It is often worh to get down on your knees to see the picturesque textural groundcover planting under teh trees. 
 

 

 

Medite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah EberleMedite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah Eberle

Medite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah EberleMedite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah Eberle

Medite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah EberleMedite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah Eberle Medite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah EberleMedite Smartply Building the Future by Sarah Eberle

MEDITE SMARTPLY Building the Future - Designer: Sarah Eberle  saraheberle.com   Contractor: Landform Consultants - Best Construction Award
This gold winning forest edge garden with damp-loving, rare and wild species of flora native to the forests of Southern Ireland. Looking at the fascinating waterfall it was easy to miss the tiny jewels of planting chidden in cracks and cervices.

 

 

The Plantsman's Ice Garden by John WarlandThe Plantsman's Ice Garden by John Warland

The Plantsman’s Ice Garden Design: John Warland

The garden included a monolithic melting 15 tonne ice cube, surrounding a botanical bounty with birch trees,  ferns and  blue Iris flowers. Loved the contrast of the tapestry of light-green foliage and delicate flowersand the cool white iceblocks of the cube.

 

 

The Mind Garden by Andy SturgeonThe Mind Garden by Andy Sturgeon

Designer: Andy Sturgeon andysturgeon.com Sponsor: Project Giving Back Contractor: Crocus (Gold)

The woodland part of the garden sported this hideout beautifully carved sculptural wooden benches lit by evening sun. Sometimes is s just looking for the light that creates a spectacle on the garden and magical moments like this.

 

 

Morris&Co by Ruth WillmottMorris&Co by Ruth Willmott

Morris&Co by Ruth WillmottMorris&Co by Ruth Willmott

Morris&Co gold winning garden  Designer: Ruth Willmott www.ruthwillmott.com Contractor: Garden Builders

I have included my favourite garden with woodland gardens as parts of it had shade-loving planting with omnipresent blue Iris flowers. The main part was crammed with colour and it was a homage to my favourited pre Arts and Crafts designer, William Morris and two of his famous designs: ‘Trellis’ and ‘Willow Boughs’, inspiring hand crafted metal pavilion at the heart of this garden. Also the shapes which appear in his designs were echoed in the planting : a willow tree, acanthus and hydrangea and a palette of white,  blue, green with deep reds and apricots.  What always makes me happy is the thought that it will be relocated to community gardens in Islington, close to where Morris & Co designs were first printed.

 

Morris&Co by Ruth WillmottMorris&Co by Ruth Willmott
 

 

 


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