Yesterday we brought you a few of our favourites from RHS Chelsea. Today we continue our top sights from the show…
Great all round…
The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital pitches up at the flower show before making its permanent residence at Great Ormond Street Hospital shortly after the show ends.
It’s a wonderful garden designed for parents, visitors and patients of the hospital to use as a private and relaxing place while at the hospital for treatment. We’re delighted it received a Gold Medal Winner award. The garden is designed by Chris Bearshaw.
Fantastic use of metal fretwork which looks like laser cutting on corten steel or aged mild steel. A technique we have used at Funky Plant Pots many times to create bespoke trellis.
— The RHS (@The_RHS) May 24, 2016
From the relaxation to the playful
If you watched the BBC coverage on Monday night, you’ll have spotted the magically entertaining ‘The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden’ dancing in the background while Jo Whiley was being interviewed.
This delightfully playful garden would entertain and surprise even the most staunch of garden visitors. We honestly don’t think this garden would be out of place in Alice in Wonderland!
— Gardeners' World Mag (@GWmag) May 23, 2016
Every 15mins the garden comes to life, with a little performance or two. Here it was caught on camera twirling away by Guardian Gardening
— Guardian gardening (@guardiangardens) May 23, 2016
In case you’re wondering, it won Silver Gilt and designed by the talented gardener we’ve all come to love, Diarmuid Gavin.
And through the looking glass…
HRH Queen Elizabeth II is the Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society and has visited the show on over 50 occasions. HRH was the feature of the Gold Award, and a New Design Award, winning ‘#BehindEveryGreatFlorist exhibit’ by Veever Carters and The New Covent Garden Flower Market… and you can see why!
HRH became a double sided 3D display; one side honouring the Queen for her 90th Birthday, and the other showing the prime of the flower market, all-in-all makes a stunning centrepiece by the Flower Market.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 23, 2016
— The Flower Market (@MarketFlowers) May 23, 2016