A Summary of Chelsea Flower Show – Plants we Incorporate in Our Work
For gardeners and the green thumbed, the Chelsea Flower Show is a special time of year where we can enjoy seeing the best of garden designers, innovative thinking and plant pairing. This year’s Chelsea Flower Show was particularly special as it was hosted in the early autumn of September rather than its usual spring month of May, and we wanted to highlight some of the delightful plants used to create some of the most beautiful – and wild! – gardens we’ve seen.
The Florence Nightingale Garden
To celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale and modern-day nursing, after a year in which we have needed them the most, the Florence Nightingale garden is full of trees, natural wood buildings such as pergolas to provide shaded places to sit and lots of beautiful flowers in mostly pink and lilac shades. The flowers that make this garden so special include the prunella vulgaris, the delicate Thalictrum Delavayi
colourful geraniums and the Astrantia ‘Roma’ in a blushing pink!
The IBC Pocket Forest
In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to find ways to make the future greener and create pockets of green in the smallest of spaces. The IBC Pocket Forest is an excellent example of that. Inspired by urban forests and using the Miyawaki method of multi-layering, this garden has height and depth and allows anyone to be surrounded by nature. This garden owes its unique look to its commitment to the brief, with all plants planted in urban items such as pallets and shipping containers – proof that all companies can find another use for their packaging to do some good!
The showstoppers of this garden include Rowan, Hawthorn, Silver Birch and Hazel – all beneficial to wildlife. Ferns are particularly loved in this garden including the Polystichum Setiferum and the Dryopteris Filix Mas.
And last but not least, the gold medal award-winner, Yeo Valley’s Organic Garden is the perfect balance of texture, wilding and natural places to sit and enjoy the beauty. This garden used the autumnal yellow perennials such as Crocosmia and Heleniums and added height with tall Kniphofia and, even taller, the golden flowers of Rudbeckia Laciniata ‘Herbstonne’. The garden was inspired by Yeo Valley’s organic garden in Somerset and prioritises soil health, biodiversity and supporting pollinators. One of the most impressive features is the beautiful stream, which provides a calming sound and can be enjoyed from a bird’s eye view from the glass floor of the impressive egg-shaped swinging seat.
The bar was raised and new standards set, as always, with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and, following the trends, if you order our Seasonal Plant Boxes, you can expect to see lots of depth and different heights along with beautiful pops of yellow and pink this season!
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