I’m itching to tell you all about my day at the Chelsea Flower Show – Oh what a blissful day!
BUT…… ever since I got home I’m newly inspired to be out in my garden, with not much time for putting a blog post together – so this is a bit rushed but I just had to get a snippet out to you.
My sister got the tickets on Members Day (Tuesday) and we got there at 7.45am, ready to be let through that gates at 8.
One of the first things we saw was Jo Swift being filmed doing interviews
He seemed to be doing them for most of the morning. (click on any photo to see them larger) Sadly my Nikon isn’t working so I only had a little pocket camera with me.
We did a quick whizz round the 17 show gardens before the crowds arrived, here are pictures of just two…
This one by Chris Beardshaw will be installed as a roof garden at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a soothing retreat for the parents of the children in the hospital.
Going to the show is such a special experience as you can appreciate all the intricate details that are everywhere you look, like this gorgeous screen of oak leaf cut-outs.
The one below was my personal favourite designed by Andy Sturgeon:
I just love the sculpture and how the colours blended together. When I have a quiet moment I must look up that orange spiky plant, there are plant lists on the show website.
and the garden was awarded Best in Show.
Have you been watching Chelsea on the TV? Did you have a favourite garden?
to be continued……..now I must get back to the weeding….