The Chelsea Flower Show is renowned throughout the world as the most influential garden show, the gardens and plants are seen as indicators of what we will all want to plant in our gardens. There are also lots of great ideas, whatever your size of garden.
It was press day on Monday, so there were lots of celebraties there.
Twiggy pictured with the beautiful rose named after her.
Bill Bailey was at the show to unveil a new variety of Nepenthes named after him.
But this is really about gardens, plants and design.
My impressions of the Show are of a very naturalistic look with soft colours, lots of creams, greens with flashes of deep purple and burnt orange.
Textures were also very evident such as the rusted metal screens used in Andy Sturgeons garden and the contrasting feel of leaves and shapes of plants. Though this isn’t necessarily new, it’s a lovely quality than can be easily replicated in any garden.
Despite all the distractions of celebrities and gorgeous gardens, I managed to take some photos early in the morning for the book that I’m co-writing, Planting Design Essentials, to be published at the end of next year.
Do go if you get the opportunity.