The first garden I visited on Day 5 was the gold medal winning Trailfinders garden by Fleming’s Nurseries and Melbourne designer Philip Johnson. Phillip created an Australian landscape that focuses on water management and natural habitat gardening. This won the highest award and is a great note for Fleming’s Nurseries final hoorah at Chelsea, they’ve exhibited nine times at the show in the past, and won five gold medals. Amazing!
I adored ‘Satoyama Life’ by Kazu Ishihara, which won the best Artisan Garden Award. The moss covered ceilings, the gorgeous rickety shack, and the cute pebble walls all merged to create something breathtakingly beautiful. The constant, delicate sound of running water throughout the garden created an air of peace and tranquility.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales’ was awarded a Silver Medal, and it’s not hard to see why. Titled ‘Get Well Soon’ This amazing garden features 2,500 plants which all have healing properties.
Uniting the classic styles of the French and the English, The Laurent-Perrier garden is a contemporary take on a romantic green space. Designer Ulf Nordfjell, made use of simple materials such as stone, wood and metal to create this breathtaking beautiful garden.