Today I show you some of the big Show Gardens. But first this:
A tree-house for grown-ups. Isn't it just cute?
Sculptures made of driftwood. Every year they attract the people at the Chelsea. I'm always stunned by the beauty and power the artist manages to get into his creation. Absolutely gorgeous.
The name of the artist is James Doran-Webb. You'll find more about him on his Website.
Here I was fascinated by the combination of the vertical planting and the water feature. Wouldn't want it in my own garden, but in a public space, why not?
Back to the Show Gardens. This is The David Harber and Savills Garden, designed by Nic Howard. If you ask me, this garden should have received a gold and not just a bronze medal. Look at it:
Diese Blumenwiesen-Bepflanzung mag ich einfach sehr.
I love the meadow flower planting.
But the planting was not everywhere that wild, some places in that garden were like wellness for the eye: a lot of green and blue. You automatically get calm and relaxed.
But then: Booooommmm, that awesome sculpture!
Es war übrigens der erste Garten, wo mich ein netter Helfer einfach rein liess damit ich fotografieren konnte, was die Kamera hergab. Da mich die anderen Chelsea-Besucher wohl am liebsten erdolcht hätten, habe ich es mir auch verklemmt, mich auf der Bank niederzulassen und den Garten noch etwas länger zu geniessen. Man soll es schliesslich nicht auf die Spitze treiben, nicht wahr?
It was the first garden, I was allowed to step in and make some photos for the garden magazine I write for. Because the other visitors would have loved to put a knife into my back, just to make me disappear, I decided better not to sit on this funny seating to enjoy the garden a bit longer. What a pity.
But I just had to go behind the sculpture.
Oh yes, the blue meconopsis! Who wouldn't want to have some in his own garden. I tried it but I failed.
This garden received a gold medal and the award "Best Show Garden". It's the Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC, designed by Chris Beardshaw. Well, yes, it is lovely and I could easily spend a weekend at this place, but would I want it at home? No, for my gusto it's too fancy-schmancy.
The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate, designed by Jonathan Snow.
Mist is showing up in Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins Wuan Water Garden and it tells you that something special is going on there.
And here we are ... waiting ... till ...
... the water spit out like from a Geyser just to splash back onto the tiles beneath. What a spectacle.
Das Wasser floss sanft über diese Schiene und sickerte in den Kies hinein.
The water flows slowly over this canal into the pebbles.
Else I found the garden a bit too artifical.
So, das war's wieder für heute. Ich habe aber noch ein paar weitere Chelsea Gärten für Euch auf Lager. Bis zum nächsten Mal, habt eine guten Wochenstart.
That's it for today, but I've got some more Chelsea gardens for you on stock. Till next time, take care.