05 Aug 2011

Jeremy and Miriam go to Chelsea Flower Show

It seems hardly credible that as a landscape designer I had never been to Chelsea Flower Show.

Having watched Alan Titchmarsh and other design and horticultural celebrities on the TV, expounding the virtues of the winning gardens and exhibits, I was always a bit dubious about what the cameras may not be showing.

I expected to find a lot of rough edges behind the stage set gardens but after probing my way through the madding crowd, I was truly amazed at the quality of workmanship. There was a wonderful contrast between the clinical and contemporary and the more organic, natural approach, with something there for every taste.

I am no longer a TV couch cynic, it was a superb day and I can’t wait for next year. 

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