This week we’ve looked at some of our favourite discoveries from RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with one of our favourites still The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden… but today we bring a few extra delights that caught our eye…

Will make you stop…

The Meningitis Now Futures Garden is one of our favourite Artisan Gardens, and not surprised it won a Silver Gilt Award this year. On first glance it’s a striking garden, featuring a wealth of colour, textures and skilled wood carving, but further inspection it tells a story of the lives changed by meningitis.

Featuring young people depicted by wooden sculptures affected by meningitis, highlighting ‘lives changed, lost and a life different to the one expected’ in the garden. A Greek stone inspired structure includes a bench inscribed with the charity’s motto ‘Believe and Achieve’ with two walls either side of the structure to represent the devastating disease on one side and the other the recovery.  The garden is designed by John Everiss, built by Peter Gregory Landscapes, Andrew Loudon and Chilstone and sponsored by Meningitis Now. The photo below is of Jacob, one of the young people immortalised in a wood carving.

Don’t forget the pavilion of plants…

…and foliage, traders, flowers and so on! The pavilion will fill your senses up for the month with displays and displays of flora and fauna. From the twitter we loved discovering a range from Hampshire Carnivorous Plants on display…

And after a visit from the Royals, we discovered David Austin Roses has been growing roses originally as a hobby as a teenager, and developed this passion into a business, still growing strong 60 years on.

We swear we can smell these wonderful orchids through the Internet! Love Orchids were the  winner of the Best Discovery Exhibit and also received a Gold award for their exuberant display which consisted of a beautiful entrance into a hub to discover the Story of Phalaenopsis (moth orchid).

We sign off with a drink…

Gardens are all about bringing mother nature together, whether to encourage bees into the garden, or help rare species of blooms to grow once again. We loved how this simple video caught of a bird enjoying a tipple from The M&G Garden sums up the unity between the green stuff and wildlife. The garden actually went onto win Gold Award for best Show Garden. The construction team, Swatton Landscape, also won best Construction Award. The garden is inspired from the designer, Cleve West, childhood in the woodlands of Exmoor National Park.

Create something inviting, and the invited will come…