With the Best Garden winners at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 just officially announced, did your favourite garden get selected for special praise by the expert judges? It’s a tough choice again this year, although the White Stores team would liked to have seen more garden furniture featured in these little plots of paradise.
The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden (Best Show Garden)
This beautiful garden, designed by Dan Pearson, is a representation of a small part of the Chatsworth Garden in Derbyshire that spans a massive 105 acres. Dan originally trained at the RHS Gardens’ Wisley and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. He appreciates natural landscapes and landforms, and is an expert in wildflowers and the way plants relate to their surroundings and natural growing conditions.
“It’s an ornamental woodland with naturalistic planting,” said Dan Pearson in a recent interview with the Daily Mail. “A variety of flowering trees and shrubs create a shady, spangled garden and there’s a backdrop of monumental boulders.”
Dark Matter Garden for the National Schools’ Observatory (Best Fresh Garden)
Beam us up, it’s Star Trek meets Specimen Plant! The mysteries of the universe have been brought to the Chelsea Flower Show through the clever combination of innovative steel rod structures and planting that represents the effect of dark matter on light. The designer, Howard Miller, is an architect and garden designer based in Liverpool.
“It has to be scientifically sound because the whole point of the garden is to get more children – and especially more girls – into science, by tapping into their innate fascination with space,” explained Howard Miller to The Telegraph last week.
The Sculptor’s Picnic Garden (Best Artisan Garden)
Designed by Graham Bodle, the grandson of the original founder of Walker’s Nurseries, The Sculptor’s Picnic Garden is a lively mixture of natural sculptural elements inspired by nature and woodland animals. An ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy the garden experience?
To see the rest of the medal winners at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please visit their official awards microsite.
History of the Chelsea Flower Show
Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913. The Great Pavilion has enough room to house 500 London buses! Once Britain’s largest flower show, it still remains the most famous annual event in the UK’s gardening industry – with daily coverage in newspapers, websites and TV.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 runs from today through to Saturday 23rd May.
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)