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

Cleve West

 Here is an article on Cleve West, a great garden designer who produces some amazing gardens. ‘The worst thing about designing anewgarden for Chelsea,” says Cleve West, calling up his model on a laptop, “is that for the past two years The Daily Telegraph has won ‘Best in Show’. So, no pressure, eh?” Poor man. It is tough enough aiming for a gold medal – with all the perfection of design and plant specimens that demands. To feel impelled to bag the top award as well is enough to make most people bury their heads in a compost heap. Yet … Continue reading Cleve West

RHS Plant and design show

15 – 16 February 2011 Urban gardeners wanting to make the most of anewgarden can find what they need at the 2011 RHS Plant and Design Show. For the first time at this show, there will be two rooftop gardens, showing how gardeners can make the most of this valuable space. A recent RHS study has shown that rooftop gardening can help combat climate change by lowering surrounding air temperatures. RHS scientist, Tijana Blanusa, who undertook the RHS research, says: ‘With our climate getting warmer, gardeners will be playing an even more important part in helping reduce the effects.’ ‘Getting planting … Continue reading RHS Plant and design show