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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Show gardens Chelsea 2010

L'Occitane garden 2010 by James Towillis
This was one of the nicest gardens, it was build on a large slope a great height making the planting of the lavender look like the fields of the Provence's.It won a well deserved silver gilt.


The Victorian Aviary Garden by Phillippa Pearson and Johnathan Denby
won silver

Hows this for a hanging basket
This and the next two photo's are the work of Kazuyuki Isihara
Kazahana-an urban roof garden
There was moss everywhere and also running water, the planting was great and so much to look at. It was better when it was on the TV as we were not allowed in the little house where the water running down the side of the building was on glass so you could see it from inside.


This was the Trail finder Australian Garden by Scott Wynd won a gold. It was Australian outdoor space. I had a job to take photo's of this garden as there was not really lots of plants apart from banana plants, fatsia,hosta and stelizia. There were no doubt more but the pavilion,pool, spa, spotted gum decking, breakfast bench, inbuilt lounge, wet bar, fridge kitchen area, barbecue and a circular swimout for me out weighed the planting. I'm not saying I didn't like it it was a great garden for a hot country with plenty of hot weather and I would imagine a big purse.


The next four photo's are of the garden
The M&G Garden by Roger Platts

It won a gold and also the got the peoples best award, it also got my best too. There theme was a garden to stand the test of time, a quintessentially British garden that celebrates the traditional... It was lovely full of plants and tree's winding paths, summer house, shade and sunny area's a sunken pool and lovely scented flowers and roses.


Kebony-Naturally Norway
by Darron Saines and won a silver gilt. I liked this garden except for the roof of the building it didn't seem in keeping but the garden demonstrates the garden throughout the changing seasons with traditional outdoor living with a contemporary twist a sleek central pavilion adapts to the season.

The Laurent-Perrier Garden
Tom Stuart-Smith who won a gold
The planting was a woodland plating in spring, the plants would thrive in light shade in moisture retentive soil.

The Daily Telegraph Garden
by Andy Stergeon won a gold and best show garden. This garden was inspired by travel it was a great contemporary garden.


The Cancer Research UK Garden
by Robert Myers won a gold
The garden theme of enlighten celebrates the vital work that is being done. I loved this garden cool planting, timber slatted canopy terrace and timber cloister around the garden. To the back of the garden a grid of clipped box, reflecting pools scattered through the plants, and a grove of white-stemmed birch trees for shade with white and green planting beneath.

The HESCO Gardens 2010
The Leeds City Garden
designed by Martin Walker and the Leeds city council and won a gold
It was amazing a real lock gates with wild country planting looked like it had been there for years. Woodland fringe, wetland and marsh planting and a floral meadow made this garden something different. Celebrates its industrial heritage whilst creating green corridors for people to walk and enjoy.
Foreign and Coloinial Investments Garden
by Thomas Hoblyn won a silver gilt.
Wasn't sure about this water drill but after watching it for a while the ripples made a lovely Patton and found it to be relaxing. The colour were quite different and a refreshing change.

The Tourisum Malaysia Gardens
by James Wong and David Cubero
won a gold.
A Terraces of minimalist angular hard landscaping modern look reflecting the Malaysia of today
The Children Society Garden
designer Mark Gregary won gold
This was designed for a family from youngsters to teenagers. A secluded place with a plunge pool, just the weather to go with it would be nice. Nice planting all around the garden.

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