RHS Chelsea Flower Show – The M&G Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd May 2016 in Inspiration

RHS Chelsea 2016 M&G Garden Lisa Cox

I spent a very inspiring day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today.  My feet are still aching, but when I got back and downloaded my photographs, it was clear that the M&G Garden had a struck a chord with me this year as I went back three times!

Pool and Forest Pennant paving M&G Garden 2016 Lisa Cox

Cleve West’s gardens are always so brilliantly put together and look as though they’ve always been there.  The garden this year resonated I think because of its wild feel.  In fact I took a lot of inspiration for my own garden.

M&G Garden Cleve West RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

So I thought it fitting to share these photographs with you first although there will of course be much more to follow over the course of the week.

M&G Garden Pennant Stone RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

Cleve West M&G Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

The paving actually came from the Forest of Dean, my closest quarry where coincidentally I have just sourced the stone for my project in Monmouth.  So it was particularly good to see it in the context of a garden.

M&G Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Lisa Cox Cobbled pathway M&G Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

The stone work was gorgeous too, especially the bottom of the pool which was lined with cobbles.

Planting around pool M&G Garden 2016 Lisa Cox

The inspiration for the garden came from Cleve’s love of the rugged landscape of South West England.

M&G Garden 2016 RHS Chelsea Lisa Cox

I loved the timber wall at the back of the garden too…this has given me some ideas for our kitchen – amazing when inspiration strikes!

RHS Chelsea 2016 Cleve West's M&G Garden Lisa Cox

Planting in M&G Garden Lisa Cox Designs RHS Chelsea 2016

Definitely one of my favourites!


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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