Chelsea Flower Show: The Gardens That Took Gold

Discover our top 13 gardens to look out for at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015!

After a visit from the Queen and various VIPs yesterday, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has opened its doors to the public. But not before the judges decided who should take ‘Gold’.

Our Homes Editor, Alison Davidson, was lucky enough to enjoy a preview yesterday.

‘The stand-out garden for me was The Hidden Beauty of Kranji by Esmond Landscape and Uniseal’, she says. ‘Set in a tropical environment featuring plants found in Kranji – a suburb of Singapore with a preserved natural environment. The fabulous part is the multi-level waterfall, and rustic pavilion with creepers and green walls.’

And while, The Hidden Beauty of Kranji Garden didn’t impress the judges enough to take ‘Gold’, it was awarded with the ‘Silver Gilt’ medal.

So, what were the main trends this year?

‘There was a lot of English cottage garden planting with aquilegia, dicentra, lavender, peonies and irises everywhere, some irises almost black in colour and some rust coloured.

‘The unusual rust colour was evident in other plants too. Yellow was also popular.
Honey coloured decks were evident and slate was used for paving, walls and structures. Clipped mounds were used in some of the gardens too.’

Keep clicking to see all this year’s gold-medal winning gardens…

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