Sadly I didn’t get to the Chelsea Flower Show this year. It really is the best in the world and features the front end of garden design. The other thing that really appeals though is that the British love flowers and use color and light to perfection.
In Singapore, the planting is tropical and lush. In Melbourne’s autumn the gardens are green and stylish with dashes of red or orange. Not much in the flower line.
In Chelsea though, the exhibition gardens feature the most sophisticated flower planting anchored by clipped hedges and strong architectural plants.
As with the other shows, there are a number of categories. Perhaps the most exciting are the small gardens, which this year are called Fresh Gardens and are orientated to gardens for the future.
I shall really enjoy going through the different features of each category.