A TRUGMAKER'S GARDEN
Chelsea 2015 opened with with a full display of Spring weather. Persistent rain and wind ensured that the only celebrities that could stand up to the inclement weather were the plants and flowers, and they are the stars we wish to see. The planting themes this year were in hues of purples and blues. We greatly admired The Laurent Perrier Chatsworth Garden designed by Dan Pearson. It was a feat of engineering manoeuvring the boulders on to the site, as a homage to Paxton's original naturalistic rockery
Jo Thompson's planting in the M & G garden "The Retreat" was dreamy and beautiful, and would inspire any writer to create a masterpiece, if they were lucky enough to inhabit such a magic place.
We loved the Trugmaker's Garden. As a piece of essential garden kit, no lady would ever be seen or photographed in her garden without a Sussex trug. They can still be seen being made today if you venture down winding, leafy Sussex lanes, and are well worth the investment. The delightful garden and the cottage were picture perfect, right down to the steamer for bending the wood.
Prince Harry's garden (pictured below) Sentabele - Hope in Vunerability in aid of his charity in Lesotho was remarkable in its desert planting, sending out hot and dry vibes on a cold and wet day in Chelsea.