Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Real Eye Candy at RHS Hampton Court!

The World Vision Garden, which won a Gold medal
The weather here in England is glorious and today Hampton Court Flower Show opens its doors to RHS members, so I thought readers might like to see some of what's on offer this year. As always there are the Show Gardens, the floral marquees and all the garden and plant accessory stalls to tempt you with purchases for your garden. But make sure you take your camera, because there's a lot you'll want to remember!
Reflections are all part of the magic of "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" conceptual garden 
There are certainly some unusual offerings at this year's show, and as always the Conceptual Gardens provide some wonderful new ideas that represent a fusion between art and gardening, including the World Vision Garden (top), which won a Gold medal, and the Excuse me while I kiss the sky Garden, by Anoushka Feiler, (below), a Silver-Gilt medal winner.
Control the Uncontrollable - Silver Gilt winner in Show Gardens
In the Show Gardens too, there are some stunning displays, including Control the Uncontrollable Garden, (above) - a veritable feast for the eyes, which highlights the problems of Overactive Bladder (OAG) which affects some 5 million adults in the UK alone. More later ....

6 comments:

  1. The first photo is very unique. Definitely picture worthy! Are these plants shaped and sitting in water? What a feat it would be to accomplish and maintain this. It's so original - I love it!

    The pink background and the pink flowers are just too much for me, I think. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. How beautiful Charlotte. The colors are so vibrant!

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  3. Interesting backdrops for the colorful plants. Sounds/looks like it was a great day! I just read your "sowing the seeds" intro--very well-written and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talents and your amazing trips around the world!

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  4. they are all unique and spectacular, amazing designs too! I wonder how the grass in that first photo was planted and kept alive. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  5. What wonderful pictures! What did they use to contain the grass(?) in the first picture? -- Bom

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  6. Beautiful, just beautiful pictures!
    The combination of water and grass in a design as shown in the first picture is really unique and something I never have seen before.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Best Regards
    Paula Jo

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