Incredible Gardens At Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Chelsea Flower Show is an annual horticultural exhibition held by Royal Horticultural Society on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Each year the specialists around the world come to London to present their innovative approaches to landscaping and gardening, with incredible garden designs. Let’s explore this year’s incredible gardens that got the attention from the visitors and jury alike.
Best Gardens At Chelsea Flower Show
Alcove Garden By Ishihara Kazauyuki
3. Alcove Garden
The Alcove Garden by Japanese designer Ishihara Kazauyuki was very popular among the tourists strolling around the exhibition. No wonder this garden won a Best Artisan Prize, it is so amazing. This garden presented a peaceful landscape with a playhouse and Japanese still life objects that are traditionally found in Japanese gardening. The playhouse had a green roof, another highlight of the event, and a tatami room. There was also a little pond with a waterfall streaming down.
2. Brewin Dolphin Garden
Brewin Dolphin Garden by Robert Myers
The Brewin Dolphin Garden was designed by Robert Myers. Being rather contemporary, this garden also won a golden prize with the streamlined perfectness and native British species. The artist also made use of vertical gardening by introducing the peculiar raised boxwood hedge, that we can see in the background of the garden. Another highlight is the inground gardening surrounded by the above-ground pond.
1. Trailfinders Australian Garden
Trailfinders Australian Garden by Phillip Johnson
The Trailfinders Australian Garden got the first place at the Chelsea Flower Show, not only because it featured lush greenery – there was an eco-friendly construction amidst it. What appears like a copper flower is in fact an artist retreat that is powered by solar energy. It also has an indoor shower, by the way. The artist behind this green creation, Melbourne designer Phillip Johnson made the retreat to reference the Waratah flower. What he also meant by creating this garden is to display the possibility of sustainable landscaping within an urban setting.