Foliage, flowers and famous faces at RHS Chelsea
PUBLISHED: 14:45 29 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:25 20 February 2013
Whether the style is formal or flamboyant, we love our gardens, and there's nowhere better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to find inspiration. Kate Fleming visited and found herself in very distinguished company. Photos by Amy Rowlinson
Whether the style is formal or flamboyant, we love our gardens, and theres nowhere better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to find inspiration. Kate Fleming visited and found herself in very distinguished company. Photos by Amy Rowlinson
The Brewin Dolphin Garden
Award: Gold - Best Show Garden
Designer: Cleve West
Winner of Best Show Garden for the second year in a row, Wiltshire residents will be aware that Cleve is currently designing Horatios Garden at the Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury Hospital, a project named in honour of Horatio Chapple who lost his life in a polar bear attack while on a school trip to Norway last summer.
The Telegraph Garden
Designer: Sarah Price
Sarahs very atmospheric garden at Chelsea evoked wild places, with pools surrounded by Chilmark limestone brought in from Chicksgrove quarries at Tisbury. She is currently completing her designs for the London Olympic Park.
Bentley Ferns (Salisbury): Gold
Offered a space to show just two weeks ahead of the Show, John Wilson (72), who runs a small horticultural nursery at West Tytherley, took up the challenge to exhibit his award-winning ferns.
Federation of British Bonsai (Upper Stratton, Swindon): Gold
Another winning year for this societys showing of 35 miniature trees.
Westdale Nurseries (Bradford on Avon): Silver-gilt
A family-run nursery which specialises in the cultivation of bougainvilleas.