RHS Chelsea 2016 – Greening Grey Britain

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2016 in Inspiration


RHS Show Feature Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

The RHS are continuing their Greening Grey Britain campaign and this year at Chelsea they enlisted the help of Anne-Marie Powell to create a colourful front garden.

As you know, front gardens are a real passion of mine and my show garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff was also designed to demonstrate that it’s possible to create a space at the front of your house that’s as inspiring and “green” as the back.

Show Feature RHS Greening Grey Britain Lisa Cox 2016

What I loved about the show feature at Chelsea were the vibrant colours, it made me smile! And it’s great that the public are allowed to walk through the garden – it will give a much more powerful message if they can experience the sense of garden as they walk through.

RHS Show Feature 2016 Chelsea Lisa Cox

You may not want something like this in your own front garden, but what about shared spaces within your community that could be made beautiful?

RHS Greening Grey Britain Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

RHS Chelsea 2016 Greening Grey Britain Lisa Cox

In some urban areas there aren’t many green spaces.  I lived in London for a while and we were lucky enough to have quite a large back garden, but it didn’t really have a front garden as such, just a small section of hard landscaping between the pavement and the house.

In those days I didn’t really have the same passion for gardens as I do now, but if I went back now I’d bring some planting into the mix, for sure.

RHS Chelsea 2016 Greening Grey Britain campaign Lisa Cox

Greening Grey Britain Lisa Cox RHS Chelsea 2016

Gardens are uplifting, they’re good for our well being, so why wouldn’t you want to make your neighbourhood more pleasurable and inspiring to live in?


(Images: Lisa Cox)


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