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Lars Lund

08 Sep 2020 14:33

The most prestigious garden exhibition

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held every year in late May. The organizers are the Royal Horticultural Society, abbreviated RHS. It takes years to plan and a month to build the exhibition, and then the exhibition is open for just four days. In the four days, 160,000 people have visited the exhibition, which is Europe's, perhaps the world's most prestigious.

Well-known garden designers from home and abroad compete to win the title, Best Garden of the Year or have the honour of having a plant named the most beautiful plant. About 500 exhibitors show up with everything from garden tools, sculptures, plants, yes everything for the garden.

The gardens on display should look as if they have always been there. That's part of the concept. The show gardens are small gardens of about 970 square feet, and gardens up to a few thousand square feet. This year there were several main themes. One was to break with grey tiles and get more green into the garden "Greening Gray Britain", and there were not a lot of grey tiles 

The wild gardens had made it big last year, and it is still represented, although to a lesser extent. In addition, it is especially the meaningful life, health and sustainability that has occupied the designers. The colours are blue, purple, white, pink, and rusty red, as the most consistent. The large colour palette with all colours is a thing of the past.

If you want to go to a garden exhibition in England, you can still make the Hampton Flowershow. The exhibition is definitely worth a visit, even if it is smaller than Chelsea. It takes place from the 5th-10th of July. Later there is the Tatton Park Flower Show, from July 20th-24th. For more information, visit vistitbritain.com or rhs.org.uk

In this photo series, you get a small impression of what you can see, but the best thing is of course to see it for yourself. You must be early to get tickets.

The most prestigious award was given to this garden, which is shown here only in a small selection. The garden is inspired by the earth's changes over millions of years and a reflection on the moment we are in on earth. The dark bronze figures symbolize mountains, while the meltwater runs at the foot of the mountain. The designer is Andy Sturgon.

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Japan is densely populated, so this garden in a garage must be said to be quite typically Japanese. They use the space where they can. Typical of Japanese garden designers is also the use of moss and Japanese maple. The designer's name is Kazuyiki Ishihara.

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London is an exciting city and even though you might think that this has nothing to do with garden, the girl’s legs are covered in flower tattoos (I think).

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Water will always be in, and many the garden exhibitions had some kind of element of water. This is designed by Chris Beardshaw.

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A small detail. Steppingstones in a bed can also be made of bricks.

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A nice example of the colours that we will see more of in the future.

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A different kind of willow fencing.

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This sculpture is a part of the “meningitis garden”. It is one of several made in wood. A person is crawling through the wall and over the next. The symbolism is easy to understand. The designer is John Everiss.

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The Mekong garden has a small garden pond in a boat. The designer is Sara Eberle.

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Greenhouses in England are either in cedar wood or with a brick dwarf wall.

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The Husqvarna garden are a garden where people can relax. It is a garden that needs a lot of work, especially to shape all the beautiful hedges. A stream surrounds the garden, which creates a calm atmosphere. The design is by Charlie Albane.

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Here we have the explanation why the Englishmen prefers driving on the left.

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Wickerwork in the trees. A simple and decorative ornament.

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An exciting garden where the water makes organ sounds, which create calmness and health.

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The English cartoonist William Heath Robinson is known for drawing funny and ridiculous drawings of strange machines that could solve all the small problems of everyday life. He has been the inspiration for this garden, where the trimmed trees turn around.

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Even in the desert plants grow.

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Let’s finish off with these beautiful roses.

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