The RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Day Two

by Charlotte.Barnes on May 25, 2012

Chelsea InterfloraHere is the second part of our look at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The sun was still shining and the gardens look fantastic!

If you missed day one of our RHS Chelsea review, you can find it here


Gardens at Chelsea

Laurent-Perrier’s stylish Bicentenary Garden was a real treat for visitors at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Awarded a prestigious Gold medal, this splendid design featured perfectly trimmed topiary and swathes of plants lining pebble-strewn pathways. A particularly alluring feature was the cool, clear stream which ran through the garden and looked extremely inviting especially given this week’s sudden heat wave.

Laurent=Perrier Garden images

Rooftop Workspace of Tomorrow

Rooftop WorkspaceDesigned by Patricia Fox this futuristic garden certainly drew a lot of attention with its sleek, modern look and relaxing atmosphere. Combining ‘technology with tranquillity’, this garden showcased the possibilities of rooftop designs, whether you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet or a place to set up an office from home. The centrepiece of the exhibit was a stunning Pleached Field Maple which looked wonderful set against the chic furniture.

Flower Arrangements – NAFAS

Corgi made of flowers

As well as creating their own award-winning exhibit, NAFAS also hosted their Floral Arrangement Awards at the show. Many of the brilliant designs created for the competition had to be seen to be believed. As you walked around the room, these amazing feats of floristry skill seemed to leap out at you and really showed off the natural beauty of the flowers used. Particular note goes to the adorable Corgi made of flowers, complete with a bowl of treats, and the Gold medal winning creation ‘Out of Africa’ by Club 2000.

NAFAS Flower arranging

Flower arranging at Chelsea

Waitrose & NFU

Waitrose Exhibit

Appropriately entitled ‘Celebrating British Summertime’, the Waitrose and NFU exhibit featured a dazzling mixture of beautiful flowers and delicious looking vegetables. As the sun shone over the Great Pavillion, this mouth-watering design used the latest ‘solar hog’ technology to measure humidity, temperature and light sources. Various levels and structures were woven into the creation and each display was colour-coordinated to match veggies and flowers of similar colours. The end result was a rainbow of arrangements that looked good enough to eat!

Waitrose and NFU

Come back soon for day three of Interflora’s look at the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Anna brook 25 May 2012 at 4:52 pm

I just wanted to thank you for your lovely comment about my corgis, I am not a florist (I run a gallery in a town that has a creative floral competition) and I am very touched that a ‘pro’ liked what I did.

They may be on tv again on Saturday night, which is very exciting!
Thank you

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