Chelsea Flower Show May 2018
This year was another inspiring year for people and Garden Designers. As a Garden Designer in Oxford I was impressed by the amazing diversity of gardens this year which was thoroughly enjoyable. Equally the flowers in the gardens this year were a great selection of plants and pallets.
VTP Capital Garden
I would not normally like a concrete garden and it is not often required for garden designers in Oxford but smooth concrete was greatly admired in the VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall. Whilst not a traditional garden for this time of year with the Rhododendrons and Magnollias or even granite it did portray Cornwall. As a Cornish person I was quizzed by my friends before I knew the story of the garden as to it’s location and I did guess correctly.
The lush sub tropical planting is an element of Cornwall and it was depicting the Hepworth Garden. The metal path leading from one concrete seating platform to the pavilion was inspired and reflects the sound wave of music. This was a beautiful garden where less certainly is more.
I also loved Skin Deep Garden. Each concrete block was designed to represent people with various skin conditions. The more you looked at the blocks the more you noticed different textures, with the added influence of the sun and the shadows of the plants dancing on the blocks this garden was a constant source of wonder. Whilst quite structured this garden was surprisingly relaxing, inviting you to sit on the blocks and enjoy the plants that were billowing around the blocks. But there is no sitting in the gardens at Chelsea no matter how inviting. So well cone Robert Barker for the design.
Garden Designer in Oxford
If you too are inspired for Chelsea and need a little help from a garden designer in Oxford please don’t hesitate to give me a call Samantha Willis 0771 858 6105