Amazingly it’s that time of the year again, The Chelsea Flower Show, for me that means the beginning of summer. It always creeps up on me and yet again I’ve neglected to get organised and actually go to it instead of just watching on TV. Mind you I suspect that you probably see more of it on TV than you do if you are actually there, what with the crowds and everything. So I’ve been watching it on TV and deciding which are my favourite gardens from the various categories. If you haven’t been able to see any of it you should be able to view it here.
My favourite garden in the large show garden category is The Husqvarna Garden, designed by Charlie Albone You can read about it here. Sadly it only got a silver gilt medal.
I also love Jekka McVicar’s A Modern Apothecary which you can read about here. Can you believe she didn’t get a gold medal?
You an look at all of the large show gardens here.
I also like Ishihara Kazuyuki’s garden in the artisan garden category. It got a gold medal although to me it isn’t as lovely as his gardens from past years. I just love acers (Japanese maples) and his designs always feature them.