Sunday, 24 May 2015


I had a lovely day at Chelsea on Thursday, the weather was glorious and the gardens, as always, were stunning.  I didn't come away with photos of all of them, but there are still lots below.  

Show Gardens

The M&G Garden,
Jo Thompson 

Sentebale - Hope in Vulnerability,
Matt Keightley

The Royal Bank of Canada Garden,
Matthew Wilson

The Cloudy Bay Garden,
Harry and David Rich

The Homebase Garden - Urban Retreat,
Adam Frost

The Telegraph Garden,
Marcus Barnett

The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden,
Dan Pearson

The Brewin Dolphin Garden,
Darren Hawkes

The Beauty of Islam,
Kamelia Bin Zaal

The Hidden Beauty of Kranji,
John Tan and Raymond Toh

The winner of The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge,
Sean Murray

Fresh Gardens

Thinking of Peace,
Tatyana Shynkarenko

Dark Matter Garden for the National Schools' Observatory,
Howard Miller Design Ltd.

The World Vision Garden,
John Warland

Home:  Personal Universe Garden,
Fuminari Todaka

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden,
Ruth Willmott

Artisan Gardens

The Evaders Garden,
John Everiss

Edo no Niwa - Edo Garden
Kazuyuki Ishihara

The Old Forge for Motor Neurone Disease Association,
Jodie Fedorko and Martin Anderson

Breast Cancer Haven Garden,
Sarah Eberle

The Sculptor's Picnic Garden,
Graham Bodle

Brewers Yard,
Bestall & Co. Landscape Design

Runnymede Surrey Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Garden,
A Touch of France Garden Design

A Trugmaker's Garden,
Serena Fremantle and Tina Vallis

A peek in the Pavilion

The most amazing sculpture
(one of these horses was priced at £30,000!)

The Royal Hospital Chelsea

My favourites this year:  Dan Pearson's Chatsworth Garden, Ruth Willmott's Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden and Graham Bodle's Sculptor's Picnic Garden.  My photos don't do any of them justice - wouldn't it be lovely to be able to go in and have a proper look?  

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


  1. So many interesting gardens at Chelsea. Dan Pearson´s Chatsword Garden is wonderful, I followed it on BBC 2, but I hope to visit Chelsea Flower Show myself one day.

  2. Fantastic photos, it looks like a lovely (and no doubt exhausting) day. Glad you had such a good time. There are some really amazing gardens there, like you, I liked Dan Pearson's very much. CJ xx

  3. Oh goodness, so many beautiful and original gardens, and those flowers at the end!! They are so perfect. It looks like a great day. x

  4. Awe your photos are wonderful Jane, how lovely to be able to visit and see them 'in the flesh'.
    Chelsea Flower Show is definitely on my bucket list!
    V x

  5. How wonderful!!! So lovely to see your lovely pictures of the beautiful gardens!!! Just amazing! So glad you had such a great time! Those sculptures are incredible aren't they. xx

  6. Hi, so envious you got to go. I've watched it all week plus the week before the Chelsea challenge. It's amazing what the designers do. Cannot wait for next garden show Hampton Court. Your photos are great.

  7. Wonderful photos, Jane! So glad you were able to visit Chelsea in person!
    Have a great week.
    Helen xox

  8. Stunning images Jane, thank you for sharing them with us.

    I'm sitting here wondering how many hours of hard grind everything above represents ... I always think Chelsea must be exhausting for the gardeners.

  9. Lovely, just love the horses!