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RHS Chelsea 2016 – Some wild inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2016 in Inspiration

L'Occitane RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love going to Chelsea and the occasional trip up to London but I’m glad to be back to the Welsh Hills this morning with the fresh air and peaceful surroundings. I mentioned on monday about the inspiration I’d picked up for my own garden and I wanted to share some pictures of the gardens that got my creative planting juices flowing.

James Basson's wild planting Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

L'Occitane Garden at RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

The first was James Basson’s garden for L’Occitane en Provence which was the first garden I stood and pondered over. When I watched some of the BBC coverage last night I caught the piece on Kelways, the nursery who grew all the plants for the garden – they went to Provence to collect wild seed to grow for the show so it couldn’t be more authentic.

Wild planting L'Occitane Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I’m always in awe of the way designers manage to create gardens at Chelsea that look as though they’ve been picked up from the landscape and magically appeared in the middle of London.  When I stood and looked at this garden I felt as though I was there, in Provence.

L'Occitane Garden at RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I so want to create my own garden so that it completely fits with the landscape around it.  So although the feel of this garden doesn’t really fit with the landscape of South Wales, I still got a sense of what I could create at home.

Lavender in L'Occitane Garden RHS Chelsea 2016

More fitting to the Welsh Hills was the planting in the Hartley Botanic Garden.  It was pretty much a replica of the lane leading to our house at the moment.  Cow parsley, foxgloves, red campion and ferns.

Pathway in Hartley Botanic Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I don’t want our garden to feel like a hedgerow, but I do think it needs to connect somehow. These thoughts certainly opened my eyes to come of the plants in the Great Pavilion.

Wild planting in Hartley Botanic Garden RHS Chelsea 2016

Hartley Botanic Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox

I love the jumbled look that happens in the wild but I do want some structure in the winter so it needs some more thought.

Stepped pathway Hartley Botanic Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa cox

But a properly inspiring day for me!

Foxglove in Hartley Botanic Garden RHS Chelsea 2016 Lisa Cox


(Images: Lisa Cox)

Gardening and Landscaping Mission to the Netherlands Part Two…The Nurseries

2 Written by Lisa on 30th Oct 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

Field grown trees at Boomkwekerij Ebben Nursery Holland Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Earlier this week I shared some images of the Villa Augustus hotel.  But today I want to share some photos of some of the fabulous nurseries we visited whilst we were there.  Most of the images were taken on my phone so they’re not really up to scratch, but I hope you enjoy all the same… Read more

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