A select few images from yesterday:
Enduring Freedom? - conceptual garden to provoke thought on the 'dilemma of diversity' based on the conflict in Afghanistan
The 'war zone'
The World Vision Garden - The protruding dome represents the 'haves' of prosperous nations whilst the inverted dome represents the 'have nots'
The World Vision Garden - the world seen as a whole through reflection in the water
The World Vision Garden
Picturesque - conceptual garden, replicating an art gallery, evoking the work of specific artists through planting - here Kandinsky
Landscape Obscured - conceptual garden with steel periscopes that allowed you to peer below ground under a tilted turf panel
Landscape Obscured - and spied through the periscopes, below the ground, there were...mushrooms!
Excuse me while I kiss the sky - conceptual upside-down garden. I didn't think I would but I rather loved this. The silvery reflective panels, mirror sphere and circular planting of agapanthus around the hanging structure worked well and looked fab
Excuse me while I kiss the sky
Garden by Night - blink and you'll miss it - the unassuming entrance to a night garden
Something a bit different for a flower show - a garden in a darkened tent, lit as a garden might be at night time
Garden By Night
WWF's 50th anniversary garden - designed to reflect the beauty of a chalk stream (inspired by the River Itchen in Hampshire in particular) and WWF's water conservation work
A Potential Feast - lots of edibles at Hampton as usual. Here a contemporary design for a working couple with a small garden, showing how a garden can be ornamental and productive
The Hop Shop at Castle Farm (Kent) - hanging hops and lavender - smelt wonderful! There are a few lavender farms dotted about the UK - visit now before all the lavender is harvested!
The RHS Edible Garden - what, you mean your veg bed is not looking like this? Tut tut.