One of the highlights of May for me is visiting RHS Chelsea Flower Show and yesterday was no exception. Despite the blistering heat in London, the show was shimmering with glamorous faces (from Helen Mirren and Jamie Oliver to Twiggy). Ideas and inspiration for country gardens were everywhere. Here are three of my favourites…
The L’Occitane Garden is inspired by the dry and sunny landscape of Provence, featuring olive trees, herbs and lots and lots of lavender… It was truly as if a little piece of the South of France had been transported to London. Incredible.
The Eden Project’s Places of Change Garden is a true inspiration of clever and easy ideas for growing-your-own and recycling in the garden. From a greenhouse made of plastic bottles to mulches made from old clothes, this was all about using everyday items in unexpected places. Really clever and really beautiful.
In the Great Pavilion, the charity Riding for the Disabled Association celebrated its 40th anniversary with this delightful cottage garden, in conjunction with Hall Farm Nursery, who are based in Shropshire. The pony sculpture was made specially for the stand by Rupert Till. Lovely, isn’t it?Tweet