Chelsea Flower Show: Garden Winners

Chelsea Flower Show: Garden Winners

The Chelsea Flower Show 2012 is all over the news at the moment. The media are lapping it up as are we here at Barbed! We have been checking out the winners of the show gardens and matching our garden furniture to some of their designs. Have a look at the winners and see if you agree with our choices…

Chelsea Flower Show Best in Show

Of the show gardens, Best in Show was won by The Brewin Dolphin Garden (designed by Cleve West, built by Steve Swatton)

The winning garden celebrates the 250th anniversary of Brewin Dolphin and ‘the continuing popularity of topiary in gardens of all sizes since the 19th century’.

Controlled structure is a main focus in this garden, but it contrasts architectural form and striking topiary with lower level shrubs and wilder herbaceous borders

You can watch a video of the designer speaking about his work and view photos of the garden at the Royal Horticultural Society web site.

We thought our Romeo and Juliet Bench may fit into the surroundings without too much bother at all, or perhaps our tables and chairs from the 1900’s range.

The Most Creative Show Garden was appropriately named ‘The Westland Magical Garden’ and won by Diarmuid Gavin, built by Dermot Kerins & Gerry Conneely. Described as ‘a retreat for garden lovers, a green plot in the city for planting fruit, vegetables, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and seasonal flowers in containers…’ this garden comprises numerous terraces for planting at different levels, designed in a pyramid shape. Its truly original design and calming, inspired content makes it a haven of tranquillity.

We at Barbed could easily envisage our Nest Chaise Longue finding a home among the hostas, or perhaps a magical night-time accent could be added with this fabulous Halley arc shaped lighting illuminating the Wind Table and chairs. The addition of this stunning BeHive would be a guaranteed talking point…

Gold Medal Winners:

The Quiet Time: DMZ Forbidden Garden (Hwang Jihae); The Daily Telegraph Garden (Sarah Price); The Laurent-Perrier Bicentenary Garden (Arne Maynard); The M & G Garden (Andy Sturgeon): Furzey Gardens (Chris Beardshaw); The Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden (Joe Swift); A Rural Muse (Adam Frost); The L’Occitane Immortelle Garden (Peter Dowle).

Artisan Gardens

Best In Show: Satoyama Life (Ishihara Kazuyuki) Gold Medal: The Brontës’ Yorkshire Garden (Tracy Foster)

Fresh Gardens

Best in Show: Green with… (Tony Smith for Easigrass)

Posted by Iconography Ltd
24th May 2012
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