Chelsea Flower Show 2015

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:

Cornish Slate Garden Chelsea

This gorgeous garden used 40,000 pieces of cornish slate in its construction. Definitely a worthy gold.

Sentebale Chelsea Garden 2015

Sentebale Chelsea Garden 2015

The Sentebale Chelsea Garden

Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry & Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help vulnerable children in Lesotho.

Gorgeous Chelsea Flower Show Garden Orange and Purple Flowers

Beauty of Islam Garden Chelsea

One of the most serene gardens we came across.

The Cloudy Bay Garden Chelsea

The Cloudy Bay Garden was inspired by wine – now that’s our kind of garden!

Mondrion Inspired Garden Chelsea

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.

Water feature Chelsea Flower Show

There’s nothing like water to make a garden more relaxing

The Time Inbetween Garden

The Time Inbetween Garden

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden

The Artisan Gardens:

The Trug Workshop Chelsea

Orange, purple and red blooms were aplenty at the Trug Workshop Artisan Garden

Magna Carta Anniversary Garden

This garden celebrated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Yorkshire Brewery Garden Chelsea

This artisan garden celebrated the many independent breweries of Yorkshire by showcasing how methods of brewing have changed over time.

Tranquil Waterfall

Tranquil Waterfall

Alice in Wonderland Themed Floral Displays:

Interflora Display Chelsea

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

Flower Jammy Dodgers… don’t mind if I do!

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland Flowers

The College of the Year put together this amazing display of cascading flowers on the theme of Alice in Wonderland

Best in Show Blooms: 

Daffodils Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The king of daffodils strikes again with this wonderful display

Auricula Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The black background perfectly showcased the prize winning auricula in all their glory.

Violas Chelsea Flower Show 2015

We loved these dainty little violas

Lupins Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Kate and I were blown away by the lupins at Chelsea last year and this year they didn’t disappoint either.

Begonias & Delphiniums Chelsea Flower Show

The begonias & delphiniums were a riot of colour!

Chrysanthemums at Chelsea

What flavour of chrysanthemum do you fancy?

Tulips Chelsea Flower Show 2015

These hot pink tulips were to die for!

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