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Mark Gregory and Welcome to Yorkshire, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

Mark Gregory and Welcome to Yorkshire, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden At this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show I couldn’t wait to visit the Welcome to Yorkshire show garden, which was designed by Mark Gregory and built by Mark and Landform Consultants. This show garden took a picturesque, heart-warming view of…

The RHS Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

The RHS Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 RHS Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 20191.1 A reminder of the importance of connecting with nature and with our children1.2 RHS Back to Nature Garden features1.3 Planting1.4 RHS Back to Nature Garden relocation1.5 Duchess renews her message, working with…

The Silent Pool Gin Garden, designed by David Neale, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

The Silent Pool Gin Garden, designed by David Neale, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

It’s so wonderful to see how plants and gardens can bring people together. Garden designer, David Neale designed and built the Silent Pool Gin Garden, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. This urban garden celebrates the transformative power of plants, demonstrating how even a…

David Neale and the Silent Pool Gin Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

David Neale and the Silent Pool Gin Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 The Silent Pool Gin Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 20191.1 Designer, David Neale1.2 New plant technology1.3 New plants!1.4 Sound1.5 Plants for bees1.6 Are you sitting comfortably?1.7 Bonsai1.8 Water features in the Silent Pool Gin Garden1.9 David and Hannah Neale The Silent Pool…

David Neale and the Silent Pool Gin Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

David Neale and the Silent Pool Gin Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

I have been waiting for this moment for some time now! I spoke to David Neale in 2015 about his ambition and aspiration to design and build a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, so I was really excited when David told me…

Hogarth Hostas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

Hogarth Hostas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

I love to visit the Grand Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! This vast arena, which extends to almost three acres in size, is filled with super exhibits created by around one hundred specialist nurseries during the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It’s such a joy to visit! If you’re looking for some new plants, and you don’t have a particular variety or species in mind, visiting specialist nurseries, or enjoying a day out at a specialist plant fair, or a flower show, such as the…

Mark Gregory Welcomes us to Yorkshire, at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show - Pumpkin Beth

Mark Gregory Welcomes us to Yorkshire, at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show - Pumpkin Beth

I adored the dreamy quintessential country cottage garden that Mark Gregory designed and built for the Yorkshire Tourist Board, at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show. I was utterly charmed both by Mark’s design and the quality of the construction of this idyllic garden. I wasn’t…

W & S Lockyer Auricula Specialists win Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

W & S Lockyer Auricula Specialists win Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

I love to visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, for me this is the most prestigious and exciting event of the horticultural calendar! I enjoy seeing Chelsea’s show gardens of every size and style, I am always interested to discover the latest gardening products, and I really look forward to finding new favourite plants, whilst being reminded of old favourites. I so enjoy visiting Chelsea’s Grand Pavilion, which is filled with over one hundred exhibits created by expert growers, from nurseries…

Anne Godfrey and Daisy Roots Nursery celebrate at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Pumpkin Beth

Anne Godfrey and Daisy Roots Nursery celebrate at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018! - Pumpkin Beth

Daisy Roots is a small, independent nursery, run by Anne Godfrey in Hertfordshire. Anne Godfrey specialises in growing drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, which Anne propagates herself from seeds and cuttings, at her nursery in Hertford. All of the plants sold by Daisy Roots are hardy, healthy, and drought resistant. Anne Godfrey from Daisy Roots Nursery, pictured on her Gold Medal winning exhibit of drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, at the RHS…

Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017.

Juliet Sargeant and the RHS Kitchen Garden - Pumpkin Beth

One of the gardens that I was most excited to visit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, was the RHS Kitchen Garden. Straw Bale Gardening was a feature of the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Cavolo Nero Kale, pretty pink Dianthus and thyme, pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. The Royal…

Jonathan Hogarth's Hosta Care Guide for Summer and Autumn - Pumpkin Beth

Jonathan Hogarth's Hosta Care Guide for Summer and Autumn - Pumpkin Beth

I always look forward to seeing Jonathan Hogarth and his beautiful displays of miniature Hostas at the RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows, so it was especially nice to have a chance to have a proper catch up with Jonathan this week; Jonathan has given…

Scott Taylor, Temperate House Supervisor - Pumpkin Beth

Scott Taylor, Temperate House Supervisor - Pumpkin Beth

The Temperate House is the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse! This substantial glasshouse is sited at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, which itself is a National Treasure and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Temperate House is a Grade I Listed Building. When this glasshouse’s refurbishment programme commenced work in 2013, the Temperate House was in a dilapidated condition, at this time the Temperate House was on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register. The Temperate…

Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017.

Juliet Sargeant and the RHS Kitchen Garden - Pumpkin Beth

One of the gardens that I was most excited to visit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, was the RHS Kitchen Garden. Straw Bale Gardening was a feature of the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Cavolo Nero Kale, pretty pink Dianthus and thyme, pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. The Royal…

Juliet Sargeant and the RHS Kitchen Garden - Pumpkin Beth

Juliet Sargeant and the RHS Kitchen Garden - Pumpkin Beth

One of the gardens that I was most excited to visit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, was the RHS Kitchen Garden. Straw Bale Gardening was a feature of the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Cavolo Nero Kale, pretty pink Dianthus and thyme, pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Juliet Sargeant pictured in the RHS Kitchen Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. The Royal…

he M&G Garden was designed by James Basson, this Show Garden was built by Crocus. As well as receiving a Gold Medal and Best In Show, the M&G Garden was awarded the Best Construction Award, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

James Basson and the M&G Garden - Pumpkin Beth

The M&G Garden was designed by James Basson and built by Crocus. The M&G Garden was awarded a Gold Medal, the Best Construction Award, and Best in Show, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. I caught up with James Basson at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, to find out more about this special, award winning garden. The M&G Garden was designed by James Basson, this Show Garden was built by Crocus. As well as receiving a Gold Medal and Best In Show, the M&G Garden was awarded the Best…

Kate Gould, Keith Chapman, and the New West End Garden - Pumpkin Beth

Kate Gould, Keith Chapman, and the New West End Garden - Pumpkin Beth

It’s so important to appreciate, look after and cherish every square inch of earth, every inch of our planet. For those living in town centres or cities, or areas where outdoor space is at a premium, it can sometimes be hard to find inspiration of how to green up and make the most of the limited areas of ground, roof, or wall space that are available. Thankfully, there are garden designers who specialise in creating urban gardens; these designers have both the talent and innovative ideas…