Trending at Chelsea 2019

From John and Kate’s recent visit, details of what was trending at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019…

THE COLOUR PURPLE:
Varying shades of purple plants were everywhere you looked in the show gardens, from the deepest hues to the palest mauves, often placed in borders amongst stunning pink plants from the hottest bright shades to the softer more delicate pinks.

TREES:
Although it’s called The Chelsea Flower Show, trees seemed to be just as important to the designers this year and went hand in hand with the naturalistic planting seen throughout the gardens. They remind us of the importance of green spaces to our physical and mental wellbeing and how essential trees are in maintaining our ecosystems.

FOXGLOVES:
Seemed to be one of the plants of the moment cropping up in most of the show gardens. They give immediate impact with their tall stems and come in a surprising array of colours.

GARDEN ACCESSORIES:
The attraction for many visitors at Chelsea – myself included – is to look forward to browsing the varied and tempting garden accessory stands. Lugging home new purchases via the tube and train seems to have become rather a tradition!

PERFECTION…
…is something you take for granted at Chelsea, whether in the designers’ gardens or the plants in the Great Pavilion. It can be summed up here in this stunning, Gold award winning floral crown arrangement by Helen Pannitt. It was designed to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria on 24 May 1819 and quite literally took your breath away. Roll on next year…

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