Gosh, what a wonder the Chelsea Flower Show is. And gosh, did I feel lucky to be there today. There is just so much inspiration, so much new thinking, so many details to take in…it’s going to take my brain some weeks to process it all. Today, I was working with a photographer on a magazine article, interviewing some of the biggest and best in garden design. I’ll be back again tomorrow with a bit more time to get some better shots, but for now, I’ll share with you each of the 17 show gardens, taken very quickly on my iPhone, as I arrived at 7am (sorry, Jekka, you hadn’t quite finished sprucing up your beautiful garden!).
Here they are, in alphabetical order:
I’ll share more of my personal thoughts on them later, although I will say there were three that particularly caught my attention. Three that I could have stared at all day and noticed more and more detail, sophistication and new ideas. Those three were the gardens of Andy Sturgeon, Cleve West and Nick Bailey. But which ones appeal to you most?