It’s that time of year again!
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Press Day.
A gift for every sense.
BBC Radio 2 had a series of gardens based on the senses.
The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden:
Soft, elegant planting juxtaposed against striking structural materials make it a feast for the eyes and the fingertips.
With fragrance designer Jo Malone on board, visitors to Jo Whiley’s Scent garden can walk down scent-memory lane. The smell of fresh rain fall, just-turned earth and crisp cut flowers harmonise before our noses!
The Taste Garden shows how succulent a successful vegetable garden can be…
The Zoe Ball Listening Garden aims to recreate the feeling of sound reverberating at a concert. It’s a very creative concept and one that my photographs struggle to convey. The joy of this garden was all in the viewing: a soft bvvvvb bvvvvb bvvvvb emanated from the 23 square foot space.
The Morgan Stanley garden was glorious:
It is inspired by and explores fractal geometry and patterns found in nature, music, art and communities.
Did you know Covent Garden used to be an orchard?
For the ‘500 Years of Covent Garden’ retired apple trees were employed to reference its history.
While I was there we saw a group of young, aspiring actresses re-enacting the roles of flower sellers!
One of the most eye-catching gardens is the Silk Road garden.
The garden is designed around the Silk Road, the historic East-West route and its cultural, social and trade links, that are explored in the central plaza.
I was so lucky with the weather today, it was absolutely boiling!
I followed my nose while cooling down inside the Great Pavilion.
^ Me, busy photographing roses!
This is the City Garden.
It explores the exciting relationship between building and garden…
And the space in between.
It is an imagined urban apartment block providing the occupants with beautiful and functional gardens set across three levels.
The M&G Garden is a dramatic garden that will make you look twice.
It explores the different ecologies and native plants of Malta’s arid climate, set in the extreme man-made space of a Maltese stone quarry.
The Artisan gardens were something truly spectacular to behold.
In what felt like a world away from the busy thoroughfare of Main Avenue at Chelsea, tucked away in the shadows…
I’ll put Part Two of my wonderful day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show up on the blog tomorrow!