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.
This year we were very impressed with the show gardens and delighted to see most of them using aggregates within the design. Our blog guides you through our favourite gardens and the products that were featured within them.
The Wedgwood Garden
The garden is inspired by the vision of John Wedgwood who founded the RHS. His aim was to unite communities and connect people through horticulture. The garden also won Best in Show and Best construction and People’s Choice Award.
Read our blog about judging day for the Wedgwood Garden at Chatsworth Flower Show.
RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven
We really love the pond in the RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven. Designed by Sharon Hockenhull the garden is a haven for wildlife. It showcases different habitats that can easily be incorporated into any domestic garden design.
The pond provides one of the most important environments for attracting a diverse range of wildlife. It was full of Scottish Cobbles and Pebbles which created plenty of hiding places for small water dwelling animals.
The Space Within Garden
The Space Within garden formed part of the mindfulness gardens and was created as a meditation space in which to escape the hectic outside world. It features Dove grey pebbles and cobbles which complement the planting and paving beautifully.
The vertical planting and rain curtain designed to calm the senses also impressed us. Designed by Rae Wilkinson this stunning garden received a well-deserved Gold Medal.
Elements of Sheffield Garden
The use of boulders in the Elements of Sheffield garden is 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. They enclose a water feature at the back of the garden which is surrounded by lots of naturalistic planting.
Feature boulders are also a focal point in Eutierria which draws inspiration from the cliffs of the River Trent. The planting is minimal and the back of the garden features a water wall which flows onto stunning grey stones similar to our Flat Silver Pebbles.
Designed by Neil Sutcliffe as a space to reconnect with the natural world, the garden received a Gold Medal.
The Mandala Mindfulness Garden
We liked the use of polished pebbles within the mosaic in The Mandala Mindfulness garden. The mosaic sits in front of an impressive stone wall that forms part of the seating area.
This garden was designed by HeldQuin Design Partnership to create a peaceful space for children to take part in mindful activities within an urban school environment.
Next year’s Chatsworth Flower Show will run from the 11th to the 14th June.