Saturday, 24 May 2014


A glorious day at Chelsea was had by Gillyflower and me.  The rain held off and the gardens didn't disappoint - the current trend for informal planting is very much my thing.  

The M&G Garden
Cleve West

The BrandAlley Garden
Paul Hervey-Brookes

The Telegraph Garden
Tommaso de Buono and Paul Gazerwitz

The Laurent-Perrier Garden
Luciano Giubbilei

The Brewin Dolphin Garden
Matthew Childs

The Homebase Garden - Time to Reflect
in association with Alzheimer's Society
Adam Frost

No Man's Land:  ABF The Soldiers' Charity Garden 
to mark the centenary of World War One

A Garden for First Touch at St. George's
Patrick Collins

From the Moors to the Sea ...
Alan Titchmarsh and Kate Gould
a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Britain in Bloom
and of Alan Titchmarsh's 50 years in horticulture

So pleased to see buttercups in a Chelsea show garden,
not quite so cross with the ones in mine now

The Cloudy Bay Garden
Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam

RBC Waterscape Garden
Hugo Bugg

Vital Earth The Night Sky Garden
Harry Rich and David Rich

Help for Heroes:  Hope on the Horizon
Matt Keightley

Chris Deakin and Jason Lock

On the greenhouse wish list

Favourites in the Pavilion
The most intoxicating roses


Love the hippeastrums suspended above

Beautiful organized chaos

Birmingham City Council
Remembrance commemorates the start of WW1 1914

The huge metal poppy fountain was extremely poignant

The closest I'll ever get to fully grown delphiniums
(mine are munched out of existence by slugs and snails)


Must try to find one of these ...

Artisan Gardens
The Topiarist's Garden
Marylyn Abbott

Togenkyo - A Paradise on Earth
Kazuyuki Ishihara

75 Years of the Roof Gardens in Kensington
David Lewis

Shuko Noda

Le Tour de Yorkshire
Alistair W. Baldwin

The DialAFlight Potter's Garden
Nature Redesigned

The Viking Cruises Norse Garden
Sadie May Stowell

Many thanks for your kind comments on my last post.

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


  1. Lucky you! Such glorious photos, I bet you had a magnificent time! And great to see that buttercups are en vogue... ;-) Chrissie x

  2. So amazing to see your wonderful pictures!! It must have been a great day out, with so much to see and take in. I can't take it all in from your photos, I will come back and have another look! The alliums were incredible to see, so many different varieties and the roses look spectacular too. Thank you for taking us along! xx

  3. It looks like you had the best time. I have always wanted to go to Chelsea and your photo's make me even more determined !
    Have a great week,
    Kate x

  4. It looks like you had a fantastic day and the weather was kind to you. I did catch some of it on the TV and some of the gardens are just breathtaking aren't they. I am lucky enough to have one of those peonies you liked so much. It's about to flower anytime.

  5. Your photos all came out brilliantly Jane! And you managed to match garden to designer, I suspect that took a bit of research if my jumble of photos are anything to go by!
    We had a great day didn't we?
    Have a good weekend Jane
    Gill xx

  6. What a treat to visit Chelsea with you. Thank you so much for sharing all these beautiful images :)

  7. What gorgeous photos, sounds and looks like an amazing day. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Marianne x

  8. Goodness, what a feast for the eyes! Thank you for sharing your Chelsea photos with us. Those alliums! Those roses!! Beautiful. x

  9. WOW! what a fabulous day out.
    I can smell the roses from here and my goodness those hippeastrums!!
    love Jooles x x x

  10. Your photos brought back memories of my wonderful day at Chelsea. Due to going away I've not had chance to look at my pics but just know they won't be a patch on yours.

  11. Wonderful pictures, I loved the images you chose to capture your fantastic day at Chelsea! You have shown some of my favourite small gardens here and I adore the roses and alliums.
    Btw, I am so pleased to find your lovely blog too :)
    Helen xox