Fuengirola, Espana (PressExposure) May 27, 2011 -- The most eccentric and extraordinary designs in the show's history were displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show this year as gardeners and designers have certainly let their imagination run wild. This most prodigious flower show was as usual attended by Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family together with many celebrities, furthermore 157,000 tickets were sold out in just 16 days.
The sheer artistry and imagination of designers this year surpassed all that had gone before, bringing to the show innovative ideas of what gardening is all about. Seventeen show gardens were competing for attention and designers have given their all to create something quite special.
The gardens displayed included the 'sky garden', a floating pink pod hoisted 82 feet over London, and many visitors were inspired by the show's tallest garden, a 30 foot tower of vegetables beds. A superb variety of exhibits ranged from a modern take on a kitchen garden, a plot with the largest trees ever to be brought into Chelsea, a working water mill, and even a Korean entry which makes a toilet the central feature. This is believed to be the first South Korean garden designer to exhibit at Chelsea and the thinking behind the design is that any garden can contain any ideas, any places or any things from life and it would seem there are no limits to the number of topics you can make a garden from.
The highest accolade at the show was awarded to the record breaking tower block show garden, the idea behind this winner was to demonstrate the ease with which food can be grown even in tight urban spaces, and more than 45 different species of vegetable plants were used to construct this show stopper.
Best in show was the sunken garden which caught the eye of the judges, with sculpted columns and water pipes and sand coloured gravel and cobbles showing off perennial plant blooms rich in summer yellows, and reds.
The British have always loved gardening and it is for sure that this years´ show has inspired gardeners all over the UK to strive to achieve the best using every piece of our garden. We should also be recycling and the Gold medalist showpiece garden reiterates to everyone that we can indeed go vertical and grow whatever takes our fancy from bedding plants through to garden bulbs. What a great idea to stack beds vertically and make a fantastic impact with plants that we usually save to use as container plants
A spokesman for Blooming Direct a horticultural business on the Island of Jersey said "gardeners in the UK love the Chelsea Flower Show and get great ideas from the displays where they can see garden plants at their best and this drives them on to try bigger and better things. We stock everything for the garden from a packet of garden seeds, to garden shrubs, to species that make wonderful hanging basket plants. All our plants are delivered FREE to the UK in plug plant format in pristine condition"
Let your imagination run wild, on a smaller scale of course and enjoy every single day in your garden with renewed confidence that there are no 'throw away' ideas when it comes to gardening.
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