Over the past few years I have been very fortunate to assist in the build of a number of gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows. This has been a wonderful experience, working with professional teams to create award winning show gardens.
There is a sense of theatre, as each of the gardens are near perfect. It is important to remember that they are not real gardens, per se, more of a showcase for the design skills of the curator.
I have witnessed several gardens being completed late at night before the show opens the following day. This is a high-stress environment, and emotions run high! At some point I will add photos of my own show gardens, but for now, these are some photos of gardens I have worked on.
Hampton Court 2016
Paul Hervey-Brookes, The Dogs Trust Garden
Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Ann-Marie Powell, RHS Sponsored Installation 'Greening Grey Britain'