If you read Flowerona regularly, you’ll know that I’ve been following Jo’s journey as she’s worked on designing and making ‘A Celebration of Caravanning’ for The Caravan Club.
On Sunday, I first clapped eyes on the gorgeous garden, with Doris the caravan happily ensconced in the planting. Stepping into Jo’s garden was quite magical for me after having learnt so much about its design over the last few months.
Jo’s attention-to-detail is amazing. From the quilted effect in the rills mirroring the quilting on the side of Doris, to the curved green roof of the kennel mirroring the shape of the caravan’s roof.
I want to thank Jo very much for allowing me to set foot onto the garden on Sunday to take photos, whilst her team were cleaning and checking the flowers and foliage.
I felt as if I’d been transported to a little piece of countryside in times gone by.
The planting is exquisite with pastel shades of bluey lilac, pink and white…gently giving a nod to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics in London this year.
Doris has such a personality and was adorned beautifully inside with vintage paraphernalia, as you’ll see in one of the images.
Below is Jo, yesterday on Press Day, with the immaculately well-behaved corgi, called Cawdor, who was resting in his fabulous kennel.
There’s even a mini-drainpipe from the roof to collect water into a dog bowl for him to drink. Alan Titchmarsh was particularly enamoured by the kennel when interviewing Jo in the garden.
I hope you enjoy taking a look all the images below…
On writing this blog post, the medals had not been awarded. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Jo and will update the post when they’re announced.
In the meantime, more blog posts from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be on Flowerona this week.
P.S. After reading yesterday’s blog post, I hope you can now see what an amazing talent Jo has, from turning a piece of bare land into such a magical and captivating garden.
Update : Jo is very pleased to have been awarded a Silver-Gilt medal.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)