Posts Tagged ‘RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013’

A Taste of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 – Part 4

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2013 in Inspiration

Part four of my RHS Chelsea Flower 2013 coverage features some more of the main show gardens, starting with Jo Thompson’s garden for The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).

Stop the Spread - Chelsea 2013 garden by Jo Thompson

This garden was inspired by the plants, trees and wildlife that are under threat from pests, diseases and invasive non-native species which have had an impact of our gardens, woodlands and countryside.

Stop the Spread Chelsea 2013 garden by Jo Thompson

Chris Beardshaw’s garden for Arthritis Research UK was stunning and the planting was just gorgeous.  I also loved the sculpture, especially the piece you see in the picture below.

Arthritis research garden by Chris Beardhaw

This garden reflected the personal journey and emotions of someone with arthritis, from confusion and lack of understanding following diagnosis, to a point where they are informed about the disease and are able to manage their pain.

Kate Gould’s Gold Medal winning garden The Wasteland, represented a garden that had been created on a former industrial ground.  Some of the waste from the site’s industrial past was re-used in the garden.

The Wasteland Garden by Kate Gould Chelsea 2013

I loved the innovative use of the bath as a seat and the sprung bed frame as an open screen.

The Wasteland Garden Kate Gould Chelsea 2013

The last main show garden I’m going to feature is the The Stoke on Trent’s Story of Transformation.

Stoke on Trent garden RHS Chelsea 2013

This garden was created to tell the story of Stoke on Trent’s transformation from it’s industrial past to it’s present incarnation as a modern and vibrant city.

Rose planting on Stoke on Trent garden RHS Chelsea 2013

I loved the colour palette of the planting – rich oranges, reds and purples.  And the living wall was absolutely stunning…

Living wall on Stoke on Trent garden RHS Chelsea 2013




(Images: Lisa Cox)


A Taste of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 – Part Three

1 Written by Lisa on 23rd May 2013 in Inspiration

M&G Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

I took a lot of images of the M&G Garden, Windows Through Time, which was designed and built by Roger Platts. Read more

A taste of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 20th May 2013 in Inspiration

Peony Buckeye Belle The Telegraph Garden Chelsea 2013

I had a great day at Chelsea today – lots of inspiring things to see and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you this week. Read more

Looking forward to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

0 Written by Lisa on 16th May 2013 in Inspiration

Telegraph Garden Chelsea 2013

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opens next week and I can’t wait to visit on Monday.  If you read my blog regularly then you’ll know this is my favourite show of the year – for those involved in the creation of the show gardens and floral exhibits, they’ll be feeling truly exhausted by now but I hope they’re also feeling positive and energised. Read more

Win two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Centenary on Friday 24th May

11 Written by Lisa on 2nd May 2013 in Inspiration

A Monaco Garden Sarah Eberle

This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating its centenary year and with 15 show gardens, 11 fresh gardens, 8 artisan gardens, 150 exhibits from nurseries and florists in the Great Pavilion and 250 trade stands, it promises to be a great show.  Each element of the show I’m sure will be bringing something a little bit special to mark this momentous occasion. 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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