As it’s the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and I still have a few more blog posts worth of content to feature this weekend, I thought that I’d write my Flowerona Reflects post at the end of tomorrow.
And for this Sunday only, there won’t be a Flowerona Links post.
I’m going to start off today with the Artisan Gardens, which are one of my favourite parts of the show. The garden designer’s brief is to make artistic use of materials.
The Best Artisan Garden and a Gold Medal went to Kazuyuki Ishihara for his Japanese garden, An Alcove (Tokonoma) Garden, below.
Brecon-based Rich Landscapes and their design called Un Garreg (One Stone) also won a Gold Medal. I’m so thrilled for brothers Harry and David Rich!
You may remember that I featured their show garden at the RHS Cardiff Show last year, when they were awarded ‘Best in Show’.
Gold also for Herbert Smith Freehills Garden for WaterAid…
And the Motor Neurone Disease Association design, A Hebridean Weaver’s Garden.
On Press Day, there was a lot of interest in the NSPCC Garden of Magical Childhood.
And congratulations also to Welcome to Yorkshire with their design, Le Jardin De Yorkshire.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales’ garden called ‘Get Well Soon’ was awarded a Silver Medal.
As was this design below from Walkers Nurseries.
Many congratulations to all the garden designers. I wonder whether any of them will receive the RHS People’s Choice Award which will be announced today?
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)