The Grand Pavilion
27th May 2011 • General • Stephanie Donaldson
Bulldog Tools Forge Garden deservedly won a gold medal
This beautifully realised garden didn't miss a trick!
I long for someone to start making galvanised water drums again!
It's hard to believe this is in a marquee in Chelsea and not down a country lane
The old bellows that would have been used for the forge
Apparently there may be a wheat shortage this year - might this be the answer?
Kirstenbosch did wonderful plantings against photographic backdrops
The proteas with Table Mountain in the backdrop whetted my appetite for my trip there in September
This giant steel and copper dragonfly hovered above a display of water plants
I'm not generally one for the Florists displays but these jockeys silks were eye catching
More floraljockeys silks
Saracenias are extraordinary and very photogenic plants
This was one of several impressively beautiful saxifrages
Trinidad & Tobago's Horticultural Society's display was one of the best of the exotic displays
Raymond Evison's clematis were a major feature with a magnificent display including a tunnel of clematis
There's a wonderful display of Lady's slipper orchids - apparently with the right conditions they are not hard to grow, but not a plant for the dry so
Avon bulbs always manage one of the best displays and this year is no exception despite the trying conditions
Jim Keelings gilded terracotta flame was an impressive centrepiece to the Hillier garden amongst orange-gold azaleas