Chelsea Flower Show anewgarden category unveiled

Chelsea small gardens unveiled Anewgarden category joins 15 small gardens to inspire and delight visitors at the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments.The Artisan Garden category – where designers are asked to use natural, sustainably resourced materials in an artistic manner, is new for 2011. The Urban Gardens return to the show with designers finding clever solutions for small outdoor spaces ranging from gardens to sunken basements.RHS Head of Show Development Bob Sweet said: “We are excited about the new introduction of artisan gardens, which, combined with urban gardens at Chelsea will ensure that visitors will see … Continue reading Chelsea Flower Show anewgarden category unveiled

Spring Tulips

 Spring is nearly upon us ……….  Tulips Many of the tulips in the garden date back to the 16th century and include several stars of the period known as Tulip Mania (1634-1637), such as Tulipa semper augustus, reputedly the most expensive tulip of all time. The oldest cultivated bulb in the garden, the short yet vibrant ‘Duc van Tol Red and Yellow’ tulip dates back to 1595 and, with a new cultivar introduced every year, the collection is continuously expanding. Click here to visit our beautiful tulips gallery. You don’t have to go to Holland to appreciate tulips. Do as … Continue reading Spring Tulips