Gold Medal winning RHS Chelsea Gardens 2015

Gold Medal winning Show Gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious event in the horticultural calendar.  At this show you’ll find inspiring gardens created by award winning designers, showcasing the hottest horticultural trends and movements, using exciting new plants alongside old favourites .

This is the flower show to come to for gardening inspiration!

There were seven Gold Medal winning Show Gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  Here’s a closer look at all the Gold Medal winning Show Gardens:

A view from the front of The Homebase Garden - Urban Retreat, designed by Adam Frost, and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. The design for this garden was inspired by the work of modernist architect Marcel Breuer, the balance of nature and man made environment.  This garden depicts a space where the local community can come together and live alongside the local wildlife; it's designed so that both can grow and flourish together in an urban environment.

A view from the front of The Homebase Garden – Urban Retreat, designed by Adam Frost, and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. The design for this garden was inspired by the work of modernist architect Marcel Breuer, the balance of nature and man made environment.  This garden depicts a space where the local community can come together and live alongside the local wildlife; it’s designed so that both can grow and flourish together in an urban environment.

A side view of The Homebase Garden - Urban Retreat, designed by Adam Frost, and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. The planting, lawn areas and water are all defined by a paved edging made of Portland cement concrete; this style of edging would help to save time with the lawn edger, if you created something similar in your garden!

A side view of The Homebase Garden – Urban Retreat, designed by Adam Frost, and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces. The planting, lawn areas and water are all defined by a paved edging made of Portland cement concrete; this style of edging would help to save time with the lawn edger, if you created something similar in your garden!

Sometimes the most charming areas of the garden are hidden. Here in The Homebase Garden - Urban Retreat, designed by Adam Frost, and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces, this area of tranquil planting is hidden at the very back of the garden.

Sometimes the most charming areas of the garden are hidden. Here in The Homebase Garden – Urban Retreat, designed by Adam Frost, and built by Bespoke Outdoor Spaces, this area of tranquil, relaxed planting is hidden at the very back of the garden.

A view from the side of The Telegraph Garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and built by crocus.co.uk. Marcus took his inspiration from the De Stijl Movement when designing the Telegraph Garden, the garden has a very modern feel.

A view from the side of The Telegraph Garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and built by crocus.co.uk. Marcus took his inspiration from the De Stijl Movement when designing the Telegraph Garden, the garden has a very modern feel.

A close up of the seating and planting of The Telegraph Garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and built by crocus.co.uk. As you can see in this photograph, the planting in The Telegraph Garden is separated into blocks of primary colours. Marcus Barnett's design was inspired by his childhood in the countryside, Marcus used the process of extreme simplification to represent the harmony and order of nature and his remembered surroundings.

A close up of the seating and planting of The Telegraph Garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and built by crocus.co.uk. As you can see in this photograph, the planting in The Telegraph Garden is separated into blocks of primary colours. Marcus Barnett’s design was inspired by his childhood in the countryside, Marcus used the process of extreme simplification to represent the harmony and order of nature and his remembered surroundings.

A close up of Sagina subulata, carpeting the planters in The Telegraph Garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and built by crocus.co.uk

A close up of Sagina subulata, carpeting the planters in The Telegraph Garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and built by crocus.co.uk

Here's A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle.  The designer, James Basson, is being interviewed in his garden in this picture.

Here’s A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle.  The designer, James Basson, is being interviewed in his garden in this picture.

A close up of the planting and detail of A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle. This garden has a relaxed, romantic feel which I enjoyed.

A close up of the planting and detail of A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle. This garden has a relaxed, romantic feel which I enjoyed.

A close up of A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle. The naturalistic planting in this garden represents the overgrown plantations in Grasse that have previously been neglected, but are now being tended, as the regeneration of the perfume industry in this area is underway.

A close up of A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle. The naturalistic planting in this garden represents the overgrown plantations in Grasse that have previously been neglected, but are now being tended, as the regeneration of the perfume industry in this area is underway.

The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes, and built by Bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow. The surfaces of the suspended platforms in this garden are covered in more than 40,000 pieces of hand cut slate!

The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes, and built by Bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow. The surfaces of the suspended platforms in this garden are covered in more than 40,000 pieces of hand cut slate!

A close up from The Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Darren Hawkes and built by Bowles and Wyer and Wheelbarrow

A close up of The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes, and built by Bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow.

A close up of Erigeron karvinskianus in The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes and built by bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow

A close up of Erigeron karvinskianus in The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes, and built by Bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow.

A view from the side of The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, and built by Keith Chapman Landscapes.  The sculpture you see here is entitled 'Trust', it depicts a child playfully perched on the shoulders of a man who has the child's future in his trust, highlighting the legacy of the garden for the children of the community in Poplar. This sculpture, and a second, 'Let Heaven Go', are both created by Anna Gillespie. Anna's sculpture's have featured in Chris's previous Chelsea Gardens.

A view from the side of The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, and built by Keith Chapman Landscapes.  The sculpture you see here is entitled ‘Trust’, it depicts a child playfully perched on the shoulders of a man who has the child’s future in his trust, highlighting the legacy of the garden for the children of the community in Poplar. This sculpture, and a second, ‘Let Heaven Go’, are both created by Anna Gillespie. Anna’s sculpture’s have featured in Chris’s previous Chelsea Gardens.

A close up of the beautiful, vibrant planting in The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, and built by Keith Chapman Landscapes.  This garden has a real energy and positivity, which I just adored.

A close up of the beautiful, vibrant planting in The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, and built by Keith Chapman Landscapes.  This garden has a real energy and positivity, which I just adored.

The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw and built by Keith Chapman Landscapes

The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, and built by Keith Chapman Landscapes.

The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth, designed by Harry and David Rich, and built by Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes.  This garden is designed to be an adaptable space, it features a moveable modern shack, which offers different perspectives of the garden as it travels through.  Sadly I didn't see the shack move while I viewed the garden.

The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth, designed by Harry and David Rich, and built by Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes.  This garden is designed to be an adaptable space, it features a moveable modern shack, which offers different perspectives of the garden as it travels through.  Sadly I didn’t see the shack move while I viewed the garden.

The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth, designed by Harry and David Rich, and built by Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes, was created to represent the tasting notes of Cloudy Bay's Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  The light white and green tones in the planting represent Sauvignon Blanc and its floral, earthy flavours, the purple, plum and red tones represent the fresh and clean tones of Pinot Blanc.

The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth, designed by Harry and David Rich, and built by Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes, was created to represent the tasting notes of Cloudy Bay’s Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  The light white and green tones in the planting represent Sauvignon Blanc and its floral, earthy flavours, the purple, plum and red tones represent the fresh and clean tones of Pinot Blanc.

A close up of the plants in The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth, designed by Harry and David Rich and built by Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes. The plants were selected from a colour palette that reflects the tones of two of Cloudy Bay's popular wines.

A close up of the plants in The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth, designed by Harry and David Rich and built by Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes. The plants were selected from a colour palette that reflects the tones of two of Cloudy Bay’s popular wines.

The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson and built by Crocus, won the top accolade from the Royal Horticultural Society and was awarded Best In Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.

Here's The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, which was designed by Dan Pearson, and built by Crocus.  Featuring naturalistic planting, mature trees and enormous rocks, it was the talk of the show.

Here’s The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, which was designed by Dan Pearson, and built by Crocus.  Featuring naturalistic planting, mature trees and enormous rocks, it was the talk of the show.

The trout stream in The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson, and built by Crocus.

The trout stream in The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson, and built by Crocus.

The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson, and built by Crocus was an incredibly popular garden, both with the other designers and visitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  Seeing first hand, the love and admiration this garden received, gives me great hope for the future that people will join together, so that the beautiful and enchanting, wild areas of our landscape can be protected and diversity can be encouraged.

The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson, and built by Crocus was an incredibly popular garden, both with the other designers and visitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  Seeing first hand, the love and admiration this garden received, gives me great hope for the future that people will join together, so that the beautiful and enchanting, wild areas of our landscape can be protected and diversity can be encouraged.

Other articles that may interest you……..

To read my interview with Chris Beardshaw and find out more about The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden, please click here

To see the 20 shortlisted plants, including the finalists and winner of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year Award, please click here

To read my interview with James Basson and find out more about the Gold Medal winning garden ‘A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane’ that James designed for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please click here

To read about the new lives of some of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gardens after the show closed, please click here.

To read about The Festival Of Roses at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and see photographs of some of the new rose introductions, including the 2016 Rose Of The Year, please click here.

To see more photographs from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2015, please click here.

To read about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s Gold Medal winning nurseries in the Great Pavilion, please click here.

To see photographs from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, please click here.

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