Saturday, May 26, 2018

24 May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 – Day 1 Part One

Well, it’s Day 1 for me at the Chelsea Flower Show and with so much to see, this will be more of a teaser – I can sit down later when I get back to the patch and write a full report on todays events.

The weather’s been extremely generous, swathing the entire show in glorious sunshine neath a perfect blue sky. As I’ve come to expect from Chelsea, the crowd are amazingly pleasant - “Hello” to everyone who I’ve spent time with today. 

Every year brings fantastical gardens here at the Chelsea Flower Show and this year is no exception.

If you have a thing for alliums there is the most amazing 20ft tall sculpture of one, which I’ve taken a rather wonderful picture of (even if I do say so myself).Allium Sculpture @ Chelsea Flower Show 2011 

I’ve done a lot of wondering and a short journey from the beaten track and you’ll discover the Artisan Gardens (previously known as Courtyard Gardens). One of my personal favourites has to be the Art of Yorkshire Garden. Old materials used in a modern way and a planting scheme we can all relate to (something that can occasionally be lost in the excitement of Chelsea). Here’s another picture:

The Art Of Yorkshire - Chelsea Flower Show 2011

And…. here’s the name dropping – just walked past Alan Titchmarsh, previously rubbed shoulders with Carol Klein and Toby Buckland. All are in the main tent prepping for tonights BBC gardeners world.

As promised, I’ll be posting a full report later today (and every day), so keep coming back for regular updates on the blog!


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