The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London.
Best Garden Design: Practical Inspiration from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show
A showcase of the best ideas, trends, styles and techniques from the stars of the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. Best Garden Design is an inspirational sourcebook that identifies the most attractive, practical and portable ideas from hundreds of gardeners and designers and analyzes how those ideas can work in any garden. Interviews with gold medal-winning designers outline their individual design styles. Each design is then examined on a smaller scale to focus on the details and finishing touches that complete a design and help transform everyday gardens into showstoppers. The author gives gardeners the very best medal-worthy gardening advice from the Royal Horticultural Society, the United Kingdom's leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Best Garden Design addresses virtually every aspect of creating a garden worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, including: Lighting
Growing old roses
How to position garden art
Reshaping a patio
Drought Not even the most dedicated visitor to the Chelsea Flower Show could amass this many notes of such value. (20101104)
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Chelsea Flower Show, London, May 2009
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Chelsea Flower Show - secret garden
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Daring or down-to-earth, Chelsea Flower Show gardens are designed to impress, amuse, educate and, above all, inspire. Some feature herbaceous borders bursting with colour and life; others are classically serene, with minimal planting - all have the sense of drama that defines a Chelsea Gold garden. These gardens are created over a period of two to three weeks, are on show for five days and then destroyed - this is the first lavishly illustrated record of more than 30 of these gardens chosen for their originality, practicability, overall design and quality of planting. John Moreland also interviews each of the designers revealing their thoughts on the design and how it might be adapted to a domestic situation.