Sunday, 24 May 2015

Chelsea

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

9 comments:

  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.

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  9. Lovely, just love the horses!

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