Chelsea Flower Show 2015

I thought this year’s Chelsea Flower Show was the best ever. There were some really innovative gardens and the planting in the show gardens was different and inspiring – a change from past years when the planting was very similar in every garden.
My three favourite show gardens this year at the Chelsea Flower Show were:
Dan Pearson – Laurent Perrier Chatsworth Garden
Dan Pearson succeeded in recreating a slice of English countryside in the centre of London at the Chelsea Flower Show .His garden was a recreation of a trout stream at Chatsworth, the Derbyshire home of the Duke of Devonshire. This was a magical garden with natural planting and an incredible level of detail, it just felt that you were in a woodland garden. The dry stone boulders provided an amazing backdrop with a stream running through the centre. The garden will be taken away and eventually rebuilt in Chatsworth itself. I thought the Chatsworth Garden was the worthy winner of Best Show Garden at Chelsea Flower Show it looked as though it had been there for years. Overall, this was my favourite garden this year for its natural planting combinations.Dan Pearson's Garden 2015Dan Pearson's Garden

James Basson – L’Occitane: a perfumer’s garden in Grasse
This garden took visitors to the Provence area of France, it is based on the historical garden of perfume growers in Grasse, filled with scented flowers and aromatic plants that thrive in the dry Mediterranean environment. As you stood by the garden stunning fragrances wafted in the breeze. The smells of fig, rosemary hedges, Osmanthus, Iris, bergamot, lavender and thyme were fantastic. The red staccato poppies looked stunning throughout the garden and I particularly liked the seating area under the old olive trees. It felt like you had been transported to Provence. This garden was the best for scent.James Basson A Perfumers Garen in GrassesA perfumers garden in Provence Chelsea 2015
Marcus Barnett – The Telegraph Garden
The inspiration for this Chelsea garden came from the Dutch art movement and in this particular case the work of Mondrian. The planting was inspirational I particularly liked the single tone planting in blocks. The silvery white flowers looked beautiful at the front of the garden. Among the tall Eremurus, were shorter but very pretty Omphalodes linifolia and Orlaya grandiflora. The evergreen blocks of beech and rosemary (very aromatic) worked very well to emphasise the blocks. This garden was my choice for best colour/planting combinations.The Telegraph Garden Chelsea 2015Planting Telegraph garden Chelsea 2015 I am a qualified garden designer with a keen interest in contemporary, natural and traditional gardens. You can find me on Twitter of like my Facebook page where you will find lots of tips related to gardening.

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