RHS Hampton Court 2016: My pick of the Summer Gardens – Part Two

0 Written by Lisa on 7th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

A Summer Retreat Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

My pick of the Summer Gardens continues today with three more inspiring spaces.  The first is CCLA’s “A Summer Retreat” which was inspired by the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Summer Retreat Garden obelisk RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

It featured the new and popular benches from Sitting Spiritually which they launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year.

This garden was elegant and balanced – designed to represent a space that could be a garden in its own right, or be a separate garden “room” within the context of a larger garden.  The planting was romantic and elegant with a strong sense of soft structure.

RHS Hampton Court 2016 Retreat Garden Lisa Cox

The Final5 Retreat Garden was designed with a young professional couple in mind – somewhere to relax and unwind at the end of the day or at weekends.

Summer Garden The Retreat Lisa Cox RHS Hampton 2016

I think this is a garden that the people will like – lots of inspiration to take home and apply in your own garden.  I liked the simplicity of the water feature and also the soft oranges throughout the planting.

Retreat Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

RHS Hampton 2016 Retreat Garden Lisa Cox

And finally, here are some pictures of Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund’s garden “Katie’s Garden”.

RHS Hampton Court 2016 Katie's Garden Summer Lisa Cox

It shows how you can grow cut flowers in a small space.

Katie's Summer Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

The water feature in the centre represents the flow of the lymphatic drainage system and the dried seed heads on display show the cyclical nature of life.

Katie's Garden RHS Hampton Court 2016 Summer Lisa Cox

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more inspiration from the show.


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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