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Lars Lund

08 Sep 2020 14:34

Chelsea Flower Show leads the way for modern gardens

The grass is out. Instead, perennials are gaining ground. Natural stone is in. Preferably be stones where moss can grow well. Orange has really become fashionable. In particular, orange perennials are popular and especially mixed with green grasses. These are just some of the things coming from London.

A modern garden accommodates most trends, it is minimalistic but with orange perennials.

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Text: Lars Lund

 

Right in the heart of London lies Europe's most prestigious and also most beautiful exhibition for the gardeners. Chelsea Flower show. Since December 2011 when ticket sales started, people have been waiting for the gate to the Promised Land to open. 157,000 were let in. Some may be lucky enough to buy a ticket on the black market, otherwise, they would have to wait until next year, as there will be a show next year as well. The exhibition is held every year, and every year it all looks as if everything has always been there, but it is just put up for a week, then all this amazing landscape is torn down again.

There is not always enough room in the greenhouse, but then you can make small garden frames by the house wall.

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I visited the exhibition the days before the grand opening. 1000 applications from all over the world were, after applying to The Royal Horticultural Society, RHC like 850 exhibitors let through the eye of the needle, and celebrities also show up. Among these are Cliff Richard, the butler from Downtown Abbey, and of course most of the English royal family led by Queen Elisabeth. Yes, there is style to it when the Englishmen do something.

 

According to the Englishmen, there should be more art in the gardens. Here is an idea.

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In addition to the more than 600 exhibitors who bring everything from garden sculptures, garden furniture, and oceans of accessories and not least a larger collection of garden clothes, because the Englishmen really care that the clothes fit the garden, the exhibition offered 16 large gardens built by well-known garden designers from all over the world, as well as 16 smaller ordinary gardens. BBC has their own studio and broadcasts from morning to evening throughout the week that the big scenery unfolds.

 

Small houses in the gardens must be something that ooze of the past.

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England and English gardens are pioneering gardens for many of the European gardens and the garden trend in England is a model for gardens in large parts of the world. A walk through the exhibition area is a walk through experiences of imagination, surprises, and lots of inspiration. In addition to gardens and stalls, a huge nursery was housing everything new in breeding flowers, trees, and shrubs.

 

 

A dream pillow to lounge in. Maybe it is a nice idea to paint the terrace in different colours.

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Here, the new promising designers also got a small corner where they could present their ideas, and there was also room for the more experimental in terms of sustainability and urban gardening. There is no doubt that the gardens will be much more sustainable as well. The sustainability is accompanied by romance and nostalgia, especially expressed with small romantic garden houses and relaxing hammocks.

The wild and natural continue, but in a tamed and controlled form. The gardens should be reminiscent of landscapes you loved as a child, the beach, wildflowers and beautiful rocks.

 

The Englishmen love to dress up – also in the garden.

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The exhibitions can be well recommended, it is in my opinion the most beautiful one I Europe.

Follow the link to see more and buy a ticket for next year.