Lulu Loves

Lulu Loves

Lulu loves… The Chelsea Flower Show

With our Ellis Street store in full bloom as part of Chelsea in Bloom, and our floristry-inspired Culture Cloud events taking place tomorrow and Thursday, we couldn’t resist popping down to the Chelsea Flower Show to get up close and personal with this year’s captivating displays. The sheer amount of exhibits was overwhelming, but we whittled our favourites down to the four below…

The Hidden Beauty of Kranji garden

The Hidden Beauty of Kranji garden

The Hidden Beauty of Kranji garden featured tropical plants commonly found in Kranji, a suburb in the far end of Singapore. Designers John Tan and Raymond Toh took inspiration from the many roof gardens and vertical plant arrangements commonly found in the island country and injected vibrant pockets of colour throughout the mini oasis. We were immediately drawn to the multi-level waterfall surrounded by thick foliage and ferns.

The Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph Garden

Nearby, the Telegraph Garden was having an art revival moment, with rectilinear blocks of planting and flowers taking inspiration from the De Stijl movement.

Designer Marcus Barnett emphasised vibrant primary colours and closely related tones to reflect the Dutch style of art, while also creating a calm and peaceful vibe by incorporating restful and balancing foils of green and white.

The Brewin Dolphin Garden

The Brewin Dolphin Garden

Taking a more architectural approach, The Brewin Dolphin Garden featured more than 40,000 pieces of hand-cut slate, some of which were suspended platforms.

The daunting dark grey slabs were positioned to hover over ferns and other woodland edge plants to highlight the fragility of fresh summer growth. References were also made to renowned artists Richard Serra and James Turrell – both of which explored the relationships between light and space, and art and viewer within their work.

The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden

The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden

An outstanding exhibit was of course the Best Show Garden, the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, which could be viewed from a selection of different angles thanks to its positioning in Triangle 1. The garden is a representation of small part of the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden and is inspired by its ornamental Trout Stream and Paxton’s Rockery. The designer’s style of gardening had a wild feel to it which we loved.

The Chelsea Flower Show runs until May 23.

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