• A Muted Chelsea Flower Show of Dusky Shades and Contrasting Textures

    21st May 2013GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    I don’t think it was just the flat light, grey skies and chilly temperatures that gave the show quite a subdued feel. Of course, it was not helped by our never-arriving spring that has left many of the show gardens with flowers on the point of unfurling, but seemingly as reluctant to open as I was to remove any of the several layers of clothing I was wearing on Press Day. There was much loveliness though, some of which can be seen in these images.
    garden statue at end of flower bordersbeautiful planting at chelsea 2013box balls and grasses in classic planting combinationno expense spared on the quality of plants providedcool shades of blue mixed with greenslow yew hedging with hornbeam hedge in the backgrounda dash of red in this garden at chelsea flower showblue flowering meconopsismore naturalistic planting