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RHS Hampton 2016 – Some final inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Jul 2016 in Inspiration

Feelgood front garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

To round of my week of coverage from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show I thought I’d leave you with a few more snippets of inspiration from around the show.

WWT Working Wetlands Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

It really is such a huge flower show with SO much to see that I couldn’t possibly show you everything.  But I hope the photos I’ve shared with you have provided a bit of inspiration for your own garden.

The Drought Garden RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

Most of today’s pictures feature some of the planting around the show – sometimes I get so caught up in the hard landscaping and structure of the gardens that I forget to mention the plants and how important they are to the overall look and feel of a space.

Planting can be challenging to get right.  In the UK climate we’re very lucky to be able to grow so many different plants, but this provides a challenge too as sometimes there’s simply too many to choose from.

Sanguisorba RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

There was quite a bit of orange and deep burgundy at the show this year.  I love orange in the garden, such a warm and vibrant colour in the grey light.

RHS Hampton 2016 Vibrant planting New Horizons City Garden Lisa Cox

RHS Hampton 2016 Squire's garden planting Lisa Cox

Backlit thistles RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

And there were a lot of grasses all over the show – so brilliant for softening the hard landscaping of any garden and bringing movement even in the slightest breeze, I love them!

RHS Feel Good Front garden Hampton Court 2016 Lisa Cox

Inspiration from RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox

Floaty grasses RHS Hampton 2016 Lisa Cox


(Images: Lisa Cox)

RHS Chelsea 2014 – 150 Years of Hilliers

0 Written by Lisa on 25th May 2014 in Inspiration

150 years of Hilliers RHS Chelsea 2014 exhibit Lisa Cox

The Hilliers exhibit in the Floral Marquee is always a highlight of The Chelsea Flower Show.  All the other exhibits are amazing too, but this one is very much at the heart of it. Read more

First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part Two

2 Written by Lisa on 14th Mar 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

crocus at RHS Wisley Garden Lisa Cox Designs

On Tuesday I shared some images of RHS Garden Wisley, which is feeling very spring like now.  I took so many images of the spring flowers that I thought I’d share them with you in a separate blog post. Read more

First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Mar 2014 in Inspiration

RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

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A visit to the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2013

3 Written by Lisa on 5th Sep 2013 in Inspiration

RHS Wisley Flower Show 2013 Lisa Cox

I met up with Claire Brown of PlantPassion yesterday and, as it was the first day of the RHS Wisley Flower Show, we decided it was as good a place as any to meet up.  Claire has recently launched a new arm to her business growing English cut flowers at her flower farm in Clandon, Surrey so it was great to catch up. Read more

Easter garden activities for your children

2 Written by Lisa on 26th Mar 2013 in Inspiration

Easter holidays are often a great time to be outdoors with the family.  It would be great if it warmed up a bit here in the UK, but even if this cold snap continues to linger, it’s still worth getting outside in the fresh air. Read more

Autumn warmth at RHS Garden Wisley

2 Written by Lisa on 16th Nov 2012 in Inspiration

As some of you know, I am the co-ordinator for our local Society of Garden Designer’s cluster group and yesterday I met up with the other cluster leaders in our region at RHS Garden Wisley. Read more

Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 – My pick of the Summer Gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Jul 2012 in Inspiration

I promised to share some more pictures from the Hampton Court Flower Show so today I thought I’d show you my pick of the Summer Gardens.  There were 15 gardens in this category. Read more

Delighted to reveal the design for English Garden Joinery’s Chelsea Flower Show stand 2012

0 Written by Lisa on 14th May 2012 in From the drawing board

As you know, a few weeks ago, Rob Horton of English Garden Joinery asked me if I would like to design their RHS Chelsea Flower Show stand this year and it didn’t really take me very long to give them an answer…well, a couple of seconds maybe! Read more

A visit to Cardiff Flower Show

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Apr 2012 in Inspiration

Last Friday I visited Cardiff Flower Show for the first time with my friend Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona. The first thing that struck us was how friendly everyone was there – it had a local show feel to it and as well as the show gardens, floral marquee and show exhibitors that you see at all the RHS shows, there was also a craft market. Read more

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