Chelsea Flower Show is one of those events that gets me giddy every single year. The magic the designers and growers weave with their fabulous gardens and floral displays needs to be seen to be believed. This year I managed to wangle going on both the Thursday and Saturday of the show which meant I got to see the blooms at their peak at the beginning of the show but also got stuck into the chaos of plant sell off at the weekend.
Flowers are wonderful inspiration for rag rugs… maybe because of their vibrant colours and textures so below are a few of our favourite photos from Chelsea Flower Show 2015 to inspire rag ruggers far and wide.
The Showcase Gardens:
This gorgeous garden used 40,000 pieces of cornish slate in its construction. Definitely a worthy gold.
Sentebale Chelsea Garden 2015
Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry & Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help vulnerable children in Lesotho.
One of the most serene gardens we came across.
The Cloudy Bay Garden was inspired by wine – now that’s our kind of garden!
One of the gardens I was most excited to see in the run up to Chelsea was the Mondrion-inspired garden. Unfortunately the red flowers refused to bloom on time playing havoc with the theme.
There’s nothing like water to make a garden more relaxing
The Time Inbetween Garden
Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden
The Artisan Gardens:
Orange, purple and red blooms were aplenty at the Trug Workshop Artisan Garden
This garden celebrated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta
This artisan garden celebrated the many independent breweries of Yorkshire by showcasing how methods of brewing have changed over time.
Alice in Wonderland Themed Floral Displays:
Interflora got a bit of schtick this year for not using British blooms in their display but I think you’ll still agree it looked pretty impressive nonetheless
Flower Jammy Dodgers… don’t mind if I do!
The College of the Year put together this amazing display of cascading flowers on the theme of Alice in Wonderland
Best in Show Blooms:
The king of daffodils strikes again with this wonderful display
The black background perfectly showcased the prize winning auricula in all their glory.
We loved these dainty little violas
Kate and I were blown away by the lupins at Chelsea last year and this year they didn’t disappoint either.
The begonias & delphiniums were a riot of colour!
What flavour of chrysanthemum do you fancy?
These hot pink tulips were to die for!