Chatsworth Flower Show – The Gardens


We are very fortunate to have the Chatsworth Flower Show right on our doorstep and have enjoyed visiting it since it started 3 years ago. With a stunning back drop of the Chatsworth house and the hills and fields around it it is a truly beautiful location to have the event. This year we were very impressed with the gardens and delighted to see most of them using aggregates within the design. We donated our Goldpath self-binding gravel to the Gold medal winning Wedgwood Garden designed by RHS Ambassador Jamie Butterworth and built by Keyscape Design and Construction. The garden was inspired by the vision of John Wedgwood who founded the RHS whose aim was to unite communities and connect people through horticulture. The garden also won Best in Show, Best Construction and People’s Choice Award. We really loved the pond in the RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven. The garden was designed by Sharon Hockenhull as a haven for wildlife and showcases different habitats that can easily be incorporated into any domestic garden design. The pond was full of Scottish Cobbles and Pebbles which created plenty of hiding places for small water dwelling animals. The Space Within garden was part of the mindfulness gardens and was created as a meditation space in which to escape the hectic outside world. It featured Dove Grey Pebbles and Cobbles which complemented the planting beautifully. We were also very impressed with the vertical planting and rain curtain. This stunning garden was designed by Rae Wilkinson and received a well-deserved Gold Medal. The use of boulders in the Elements of Sheffield garden was very eye catching. This garden was designed by Emily Barnes to look at the relationship between Sheffield and the bordering Peak District, whose natural beauty is often an escape from the pressures of modern life. The gritstone boulders used are similar to those found on the moors and surrounded a water feature at the back of the garden. We liked the use of polished pebbles within the mosaic in The Mandala Mindfulness garden. The mosaic sat in front of an impressive wall that formed part of a seating area. This garden was designed by HeldQuin Design Partnership to create a peaceful space for children to take part in mindful activities. RHS Chatsworth is a fantastic show to visit and we look forward to seeing what next year brings!

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