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Garden Design Inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

With another wonderful RHS Chelsea Flower Show now behind us, there’s plenty of design inspiration that we can all take from the famous show to for use in your own garden. After all, the designs at the show are so fabulous, and all fitted into the smallest of spaces, so why not take elements from your favourite designs and bring them to life in your own outdoor space?

Here are our favourite trends from the show and ideas for how you can use them in your own garden.

Upcycling and Repurposing

This year’s show saw lots of eco-friendly elements, especially old plastic bottles recycled into outdoor textiles, and even a grain silo which was repurposed as a garden office! Of course, we can’t all do things on that scale in our own gardens, but there are definitely ways that we can recycle and reuse.

How about planting an old butler sink full of beautiful meadow flowers? Or repurposing old crates as vegetable troughs? Anything which is large and resilient against the weather will make a great planter, so before throwing out that wheelbarrow which has a hole in it, why not consider filling it with soil and planting it with trailing geraniums and other blooms? After all, the hole will be perfect for drainage!

Woodland Wilderness

The Duchess of Cambridge was involved with creating a beautiful Back to Nature Garden at this year’s show, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the royal children. As loved by most children, the garden featured a stream, a treehouse and a swing seat.

If you have children, this type of garden can easily be recreated within your own outdoor space. For example, ask your local garden landscape company if there is somewhere to site either a swing or a treehouse, or how about using some of those aforementioned upcycling skills to create a mud kitchen for your little people to enjoy getting back to nature with?

Bee Friendly

Blooms that promote bees were everywhere at this year’s show. Looking after our pollinators is high on many people’s agendas nowadays, with the bee population in decline, and it’s a really easy to achieve a bee friendly garden.

Planting the likes of lavender, nasturtiums, apple or crab apple trees and honeysuckle will attract our little buzzy friends into your garden, and bring you plenty of colour, scent and in some instances fruit. Ask your garden landscape company about the best plants to plant for your garden to maximise the soil and the amount of sun it receives.

Purple Reign

Purple seemed to be the colour of RHS Chelsea this year! From claret and merlot wine shades, through to cranberry and lavender, purple was everywhere. If you want purple to reign in your outdoor space, speak to your garden landscape company about planting the likes of lavender, verbena and blue irises to bring a purple hue into your garden.

There was plenty of inspiration to take from this year’s show, with something to suit every budget and style. Here at D&G Garden World, we are happy to create a Chelsea-worthy garden within your outdoor space, so why not get in contact today, ready to make your garden show worthy?