Chelsea Flower Show 2018: The LG Eco-City Garden

  I have said it before and I will say it again, the LG Eco-City Garden makes me feel happy: the question is, can I explain why? Firstly the colour palette of saturated greens, punctuated by yellows and oranges, topped off with a froth of pure white, makes my heart sing. How rarely we see […]

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2017 – The Show Gardens: Kinetica

  Designer John Warland has been a constant and stimulating presence at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in recent years. His gardens for children’s charity World Vision have been amongst my favourites, blurring the boundaries between landscape design and art, whilst at the same time conjuring up beautiful, playful, often dazzlingly bright spaces. […]

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Chatsworth Flower Show 2017: The IQ Quarry Garden

  What is it about the appeal of quarry-inspired gardens this year? Is because as a nation we seem determined to dig ourselves into the deepest hole possible? Is it because we feel stuck between a rock and hard place? Or have we suddenly discovered our inner Stone Age selves? Whatever it is, a second […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015 – Stars of the Show: World Vision and Dark Matter

Big budget show gardens are all well and good, but it was two of Chelsea’s smaller gardens that really impressed me on Tuesday. The ‘Fresh’ category is where the RHS loosens its corset and affords designers a little more freedom, provided they remain on the right side of good horticulture. Designers are permitted to choose the shape and size […]

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