Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The M&G Garden

  And now for something completely different, a garden that should appeal to those of you with more freestyle sensibilities. There are always one or two show gardens that linger in the mind from one year to the next and they are frequently conceived by Cleve West. His 2016 design for Chelsea Flower Show sponsors […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Show Gardens

The Chelsea Flower Show opened yesterday, showcasing the best clutch of show gardens in many years. Visitors were treated to magical woodlands, gracious urban formality, alien abstract sculpture, planting inspired by Provence, Japan, Jordan and the Mediterranean and a big dose of contemporary outdoor living.   Inspired by Dan Pearson’s superlative Chatsworth Garden for Laurent-Perrier […]

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Chelsea Calling

May is well and truly here, so naturally my thoughts turn to Chelsea and what we can expect of the world’s most famous flower show in its 101st year. The omens are good. To start with we’ve enjoyed a milder, sunnier spring. Last year, in my summer finery, I caught the mother of all colds after twelve hours plodding […]

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