Over the past 9 weeks I’ve been lucky enough to observe the progress of the plans for Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliams’ show garden for this years Chelsea Flower Show.
It was a hive of activity to day when I went along to see how it was all going with just 4 days to go before it’s revealed to the Press and public.
It was a rather cool, showery day with an air of tension, though in a good way, like when you’re working to a tight dead-line but happy to be getting on with it.
The canopy and rammed earth walls are in place, so neat how the row of pebbles line up and flow through the garden creating a strata.
The apple trees have been planted and are in full bloom
looking beautiful against the dark section of wall.
The boulders were being lifted into place, then removed temporarily so that the butyl liner could be put in place for the stream.
Andrew was organising some of the planting
and Gavin, amongst other things, was looking after the placement of the Buxus shrubs.
Every show garden needs a shed to keep the tools, equipment and cake in.
I’m looking forward to going back next week to see the completed garden, I’m sure it will be stunning.
You can see last weeks post about the garden here.
Images: Jill Anderson.
Illistration: Wilson mcWilliam Studio.