May 30, 2012 20:10
| Home and Design
The 2012 Chelsea Flower Show, like many of its predecessors, served to give gardeners from all backgrounds plenty of ideas for how to grow certain plants, how to design and landscape their garden in time for the summer and anything else horticultural. Much like impressively cut and presented Interflora flowers, many of the plants on display here would look good in any garden, plant pot or even in a vase in your living room. Aside from the great plants, what were the other highlights of this year’s event?
Perhaps one of the biggest attractions at the Chelsea Flower Shows was the array of show gardens: 16 of them in total. The winner was the Brewin Dolphin garden, designed by Cleve West. It made good use of a massive antique wellhead, and had a distinct Edwardian theme which, although it looked understated from some angles, was no less aesthetic than its peers, hence being given the ‘best in show’ award. Other gardens featured caravans, a pyramid structure with a helter-skelter in the middle and