Sunday, May 24, 2009
Chelsea Flower Show.
Made it to Chelsea Flower show on Saturday early, before all the crowds came for the famous sell off. It was good to see the main show gardens easily and to be able to walk around the marquee without too much effort. As usual the sheer amount of plants and flowers always gives me a sense of restoration and pleasure.
A lot of the gardens this year had a more cottage garden feel, with gorgeous planting schemes. There were a lot of dark purples and soft pinks around and some great uses of water in the gardens.
Inside the displays of roses, iris, clematis and alpines were stunning, and several stands had arranged themselves like gardens. The mix of perfumes was gorgeous around the site, even with a bit of hay fever I appreciated it.