There were lots of amazing gardens and inspiration at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Worthy Gold Medal winners that were my favourites were A Perfumer’s garden in Grasse by L’Occitane. You can almost smell that wonderful fragrance when you look at it!
I surprised myself when I liked this garden style, it’s a bit more rustic than my usual taste, but it’s just so beautiful, you could imagine yourself sitting there with a nice chilled glass of wine…..
Then I saw a few of the other Gold winners and was impressed with those too- great inspiration and I spotted some rustic elements creeping in to their contemporary garden styles… maybe gardening is becoming a bit more relaxed nowadays, I hope so 🙂
This was the Brewin Dolphin garden, featuring towering sculptures and more rustic stone elements and the water feature. Love it.
Loved this garden by Chatsworth, who’d teamed up with Laurent Perrier. If you’ve been to Chatsworth you’ll know that this garden is as if the best elements of the Chatsworth gardens were transplanted to Chelsea. No surprise they won a gold medal.
The last one from the Gold winners that I liked was the Telegraph garden. Although I did wonder how long this design would stand up, I feel it’s on the verge of being dated now. The planting was fantastic and the water feature was lovely, however very Mies Van der Rohe Pavillion inspired, so not too much original thinking there? They won a gold medal though, so who am I to judge?!
I hope you found some inspiration from Chelsea like I did, happy gardening!
Love Angela xx