the chelsea flower show. it’s one of london’s most spectacular annual spring events.
rhs (royal horticultural society) chelsea flower show
royal hospital chelsea
london, united kingdom
19-23 may 2015
and, one of the most crowded. the exclusive members’ days are (slightly) less crowded than the public days. so, one way to beat the crowd is to become a rhs member, like my husband, bob, and i did when we lived in london.
2015 chelsea flower show | public visitors to the show gardens
some think that the show gardens are the major attraction.
2015 gold medal and best in show winner | the laurent-perrier chatsworth garden | designed by dan pearson
a representation of the rockery and trout stream in the 105-acre garden at chatsworth house | derbyshire, united kingdom
the rockery | designed by sir joseph paxton | chatsworth house | derbyshire, united kingdom | 1842
the trout stream | designed by sir joseph paxton | chatsworth house | derbyshire, united kingdom | 1835
2015 gold medal winner | a perfumer’s garden in grasse by l’occitane | designed by james basson
inspired by the history of the provencal perfume industry in the world’s perfume capital, grasse, france
2015 gold medal winner | the morgan stanley healthy cities garden | designed by chris beardshaw
designed to mark the morgan stanley global healthy cities initiative
2015 gold medal winner | the homebase garden-urban retreat | designed by adam frost
inspired by modernist architect marcel breuer
2015 gold medal winner | cloudy bay garden in association with vital earth | designed by harry rich and david rich
a reflection of the taste and character of cloudy bay winery’s new zealand sauvignon blanc and pinot noir
2015 gold medal winner | the brewin dolphin garden | designed by darren hawkes
floating slate platforms, inspired by prehistoric dolmens and quoits, referencing sculptors james turrell and richard serra
2015 gold medal winner | the telegraph garden | designed by marcus barnett
inspired by the de stijl dutch artistic movement
but, i was always most impressed by the plants displayed in the pavilions.
2015 gold medal winner | auriculas | w & s lockyer nursery