Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chelsea Flower Show 2011

'Tourism Malaysia Garden by James Wong and David Cubero. Lush tropical planting in every shade of green, this garden is richly detailed and makes inventive use of its allotted space.'

The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 opened yesterday, and with London having less rainfall in May than Alice Springs, the Australian garden is being touted as 'the most appropriate'.

Have a look at a few of the gardens exhibiting. Always such an extravaganza and full of its own controversy, Chelsea really is a fabulous show. Enjoy x.

'British Heart Foundation Garden, by Ann-Marie Powell. The designer was inspired by the pop art style of Sir Peter Blake to create this installation of red (the structure of the heart muscle) surrounded by green and healing plants.'

'A Monaco Garden by Sarah Eberle for the principality of Monaco. A sleek and serene roof top with everything the couple with everything could possibly need.'

'The Laurent-Perrier Garden by Luciano Giubbilei - Nature & Human Intervention. The parrotia trees are underplanted with a subtle mix of dusky pink flowers to complement the sponsor's champagne.'

'The Australian Garden presented by the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne showcases native plants and the distinctive red sand landscape of the award-winning original Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne.'

All images via The Telegraph (UK).


  1. They are all stunning! Oh what I wouldn't do to be there right now, in the middle of all this gorgeousness.

    Interesting how informal all these designs are. They have a bit of a wild garden feel to them, which I love.

  2. Just love that Monaco garden! Wanted to drop by and say thanks ever so much for your kind words of encouragement on my blog, everyone has been so kind! Nicolex

  3. Oooooh, to be there - wouldn't it be fab?! You're right Virginia, they are a lot more informal than previous years. Am going to scour for some more photos of the Australian garden as I think that looks gorgeous.