Sunday, 24 May 2009

Going Floral at Chelsea

Dust off your floral prints and panama hats as the British summer season has officially begun with the quintessentially English Chelsea Flower Show this week.

The gardens were masterpieces of design and my particular favourite was the Laurent-Perrier garden (below) for its minimalist, clean lines and stunning avenue of yew and hornbeam trees. The garden explores the relationship between architecture and nature and was designed by first-time Chelsea designer Luciano Guibbilei. Best in show went to the contemporary Daily Telegraph garden (second below), by Swedish designer Ulf Nordfjell, with a beautiful courtyard mixture of wild flowers and grasses, and the People’s Choice Award went to Chelsea veteran Robert Myers for his ornamental Cancer Research garden (third below). Also James May's (yes, the one from Top Gear!) unconventional plasticine garden was a huge hit with all (fourth and fifth below).

The show was also extremely popular with celebrities and behind every hedgerow and flowerbed was another A-lister, from Stephen Fry (my personal favourite – sporting such a beautifully cut suit!) to Joanna Lumley, and Sienna Miller to VV Brown (who has inspired me to order her floral number below from and many more. Sienna Miller, who worked the casual-chic look to perfection with flat boots and an oversized handbag, was overheard saying that she’s love a rose to be named after her, maybe next year…

The show was lovely day out and it has inspired me to get growing, in a window box at least, I’d definitely recommend it!


  1. oo gorgeous! I'm jealous

  2. Trench coat boutique12 June 2009 at 00:23

    Wow, the outfits are great! Love the jacket in on the girl.