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Creating your own Chelsea show garden

The key to recreating a look from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is to remember that the larger show gardens had an enormous budget and were built to look good for the judges at one particular moment in time. We suggest you take inspiration from the plants and the colour combinations that were featured. The right planting combination brings together a garden and our Senior Plant Area Assistant, Cerys Williams, has picked out her favourites from this year’s gardens which would transfer well to a smaller space.

A beautiful perennial border at Chelsea 2015 featuring Geums

A beautiful perennial border at Chelsea 2015 featuring Geums

Naturalistic planting with lots of grasses is certainly still on trend

Grasses amongst purples, pinks and whites

Grasses amongst purples, pinks and whites

This year’s most popular colour combination was oranges teamed with blues, purples or burgundy, seen working well together in this border.

Blue, Purple, Orange and Burgundy work well together in this border.

Flowers featured this year include  Lupin, Cirsium, Iris, Foxglove and Geum in particular Totally Tangerine, one of our favourites.

There is no denying that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is extraordinary. For one week in May the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, are completely transformed and filled with astounding show gardens and nursery stands that showcase the very best plants and the latest trends in horticulture. Once finished the show quickly disappears and all that is left are photographs and lots of ideas and inspiration.

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