The Chelsea Flower Show finishes this weekend, and it is safe to say it remains the most prestigious flower show in the UK, with thousands of visitors enjoying the sights and smells of the blooms on display, while also picking up top gardening tips and ideas for the perfect juxtaposition of flowers and garden ornaments.
The show gardens at this year’s event have been particularly popular, with gardens in all styles from contemporary, with the latest features, to traditional, with well-placed benches and fountains, romantic – with garden ornaments such as statues of gargoyles and griffins, and even tropical-themed gardens.
Some of the highlights at the show included Sarah Price’s Daily Telegraph Garden – which used simple stones from across the UK regions for its garden ornaments – A Celebration of Caravanning by Jo Thompson and Andy Sturgeon’s The M & G Garden. Ms Price is hoping for more success this year, as it is her first time as sole designer for a major show garden, and the Daily Telegraph Garden has won Best in Show gold for the past three years.
Another innovation at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show was Fresh Gardens, where designers have been encouraged to use flowers, plants and garden ornaments to create an entirely new and innovative space.