At Chelsea Flower Show 2017, there were the Show Gardens which I blogged about in my previous post. There were also Artisan Gardens, Feel Good Gardens and Fresh Gardens which, in some ways were even better!
This was the Gosho No Niwa No Wall, No War, Garden part of the Artisan Gardens. It was very busy when we visited here as they were about to film but here is the designer, Kazuyuki Ishihara. The garden was exquisite in its detail. Each rock looked at if it had been polished and each piece of moss delicately plumped up! It was inspired by the historical gardens of Kyoto with Acer’s, sedums and a cool pool with contemporary structure with a glass floor. We both really loved this garden; what a shame we couldn’t view it properly! This garden won a gold award and it is easy to see why.
This was a simple, yet clean and crisp garden full of gorgeous and perfect vegetables! This was inspired by Mary Berry and was very popular with the visitors. As beginners at growing vegetables, it was a bit annoying to see such perfection to be honest but we were impressed that there were over 50 different ones in this small space!
This was the Jeremy Vine Texture Garden. You could see the work that had gone into creating them his garden immediately. Unfortunately, this is a textured garden and one that should be felt as well as looked at! I just wanted to get in there but we obviously couldn’t! I loved the clipped hedging and smooth pathways.
This garden was called Mind trap and was created from experiences with mental health. We could see what this garden was trying to create but it just didn’t work in our opinion. We really thought that other Gardens deserved the Gold award it was given (sorry!). It was just too obvious and tried too hard.
My photographs do not do this garden justice. This was one of the best garden at the entire show in our opinion! I absolutely loved the planting and the dry stone walls. I expect it reminded me of the old house garden in that respect. We spent quite a while admiring it hence the lack of quality photos! I loved the colours and the tranquil feel to the garden. This contrasted so well to the contemporary ,metal water feature and lounger. This is the one garden we went back to a few times!
Chelsea Flower Show is a glorious place to visit!
In my next post, I shall review the sites of the Main Pavilion!
These are my own opinions. I am not a garden designer or horticulturalist but I do know what I like!
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