Chelsea Flower Show, London

A very belated post, but I thought I would post just a few floral photos from this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  There were some truly beautiful gardens and designs on display, all made better by the predominantly sunny week the show managed to be granted with this year.  The favourite show garden of mine was the ‘Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden’ headed by Nick Bailey and his garden team of 42 people. This garden just had a natural elegance, with the seating area beneath a canopy of foliage, inviting you in to relax and enjoy the garden.

Another favourite of mine was the ‘Hartley Botanic Garden’, designed by Catherine MacDonald. The reason this caught my eye was because of the seamless blend between the very modern glasshouse, and the wild and natural element of the wooded garden.

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The Hartley Botanic Garden

Another spectacle that cannot be forgotten, is the Phillip Johnson poppy display. This poignant exhibit was displayed at the front of the Chelsea Royal Hospital and consisted of  300,000 individually crafted crocheted poppies as a memoriam to those who fought in WWII.

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Inside the Great Pavilion were also some beautiful exhibits. I fell in love with ‘The Story of Phalaenopsis’, a stunning archway made up of all different varieties of orchids, culminating in a visual crowdpleaser of exotic colour.

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The Story of Phalaenopsis

The glass house below also features in my list of favourites due to the fairytale aura that surrounded it. The choice of plants and flowers culminated together to create the ‘dream glass house’.

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I will finish this post on the ‘Behind Every Great Florist’ display, quite suitably as today marks the Queen’s 90th Birthday. This exhibit was certainly amongst the most popular at Chelsea this year, down to the celebrations surrounding Her Majesty’s birthday and long rein, but also because it was simply a wondrous display of colour and symbolism of Great Britain.

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Flower Power
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