Posts Tagged ‘garden inspiration’

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 2014 inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2014 in Inspiration

Fabric lanterns in Artisan retreat at RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

There’s so much to inspire at the Chelsea Flower Show and it’s not all about the show gardens and floral exhibits.

The picnic area by the Artisan Retreast is a shaded area in the show ground where you can take some time out – especially on hot days when you’re desperate to get some respite from the sun.

Beneath the fabric lanterns Artisan Retreat RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

The trees are always decorated with something and this year it was with fabric lanterns which I thought were fabulous.

Artisan retreat fabric lantern RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

I’m always on the look out for new garden artists too as you never know when you may be looking for a piece of sculpture.

Like any art, the choice of garden sculpture very much depends on the personal style of the client.  There were old and new faces at Chelsea this year but the work of Nicolas Moreton was the work that caught my eye.

Stone sculpture by Nicolas Moreton at RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

Sculpture by Nicolas Moreton RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

His stone sculptures are really stunning.

Sculpture by Nicolas Moreton Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

Sculpture Nicolas Moreton RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

Stone sculpture by Nicolas Moreton RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

But finally, I want to share a picture of this piece of sculpture in the Khora Architectural Domes stand which I thought was gorgeous.

Scupture in Khora Architectural Domes stand RHS Chelsea 2014 Lisa Cox

That’s the thing about Chelsea, even the exhibitors design their stands so beautifully – it’s not just about selling stuff (well mostly it is!), they aim to inspire us too!


(Images: Lisa Cox)




Inspiration from RHS Hampton Court Flower Show – Part 2

2 Written by Lisa on 9th Jul 2013 in Inspiration

A Cool Garden RHS Hampton Court 2013 Lisa Cox

I’ve been out planting today and it was pretty hot despite the fact that the garden has quite a bit of shade.  I was thinking how hot it must have been at Hampton Court today…I bet there are a few burnt bodies this evening! Read more

Is your garden being used to its full potential?

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Feb 2012 in Design Tips

I went to a seminar yesterday and when I mentioned what it is that I do for a living, the lady I was speaking to said “I have a huge garden but I’m just not really interested in gardening!”  This got me thinking about why it is that so many people don’t really maximise the full potential of their gardens. Read more

Ionian Inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Sep 2011 in Inspiration

I have recently returned from 2 wonderful weeks on the Island of Kefallinia in Greece.  We stayed in a villa in the mountains overlooking the sea and although I feel now that it’s almost becoming a distant memory, I wanted to share with you the pictures I took of some local gardens.  Despite the dry hot weather that generally presents itself from May to end September, some islanders really made an effort. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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