Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

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

We donated our Goldpath self-binding gravel to the Gold medal winning Wedgwood Garden. It was designed by RHS Ambassador Jamie Butterworth and built by Keyscape Design and Construction.

A wooden bench in the middle of the Wedgwood garden at Chatsworth Flower show surrounded by green and purple flowers.
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.

A pond full of pebbles and cobbles in the RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven.
RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven

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.

Grey paving and pebbles and cobbles in The Space Within Garden.
The Space Within Garden

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.

Cream coloured paving with green chairs and boulders in the Elements of Sheffield Garden. Pink and red flowers are seen in the foreground.
Elements of Sheffield Garden

Eutierria Garden

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.  

Wooden paving slabs surround a small fire in the Eutierria Garden which also features a water wall and lots of green planting.

Eutierria Garden


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.

A dry stone wall in the The Mandala Mindfulness Garden which also features a central grass area and wooden seating areas.
The Mandala Mindfulness Garden

Next year’s Chatsworth Flower Show will run from the 11th to the 14th June.

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