Rebecca Smith - Garden design & consultancy

Chelsea Flower Show - 2015

Ah, it's that Chelsea time of year; the highlight of the gardening year calender. Celebrities were out in force this morning, dressed up no matter what the weather, and today the weather was wet! Lashing rain alternated with thick clouds until, just as the Queen was due to arrive, the sun broke through.

And it is the time for the nurseries to show what they are made of; the contents of the Great Pavillion never ever disappoint. The quality of the plants on show is extraordinary, the pick of the bunch as it were, and the hard work which goes into producing plants that are worthy of being exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show is evident on all the displays. This year there were some new exhibitors in the Great Pavillion as well.

Wildegoose Nurseries

New this year was Wildegoose Nursery from Shropshire who specilaise in violas. Their display were simple and lovely, not much embellishment is needed for these flowers. My favourite? The white with blue edged Rebecca, of course. 

Wildegoose Nurseries

The bext smelling display is either Ken Muir's strawberry stand or the hyancinths of Pennings de Bilt


And then there are the auriculas...

I was told by the man at Drointon Nurseries that he always enjoys how people start to smile at his display and the flowers. It is true - how could you not love to look at these?

Drointon Nurseries

Below is Auricula 'Ted Gibbs', a light centered auricula. 

Auricula Ted Gibbs

Across the Great Pavillion is the display from W & S Lockyer, holders of the National Collection of Primula Auricula Hort. (Doubles).

W & S Lockyear

Flying the flag for Wyndford Farm Plants Ltd in their suits of chartreuse; the nursery specialise in violas and companion plants. Their display was subtle and charming. 

Wyndford farm Plants

Wyndford Farm display



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