RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011: Art of Yorkshire Garden

Art of Yorkshire artisan garden Chelsea 2011
Art of Yorkshire garden (Image courtesy of PA Picselect)

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is on this week and we’ve been loving the new artisan gardens. There are some fantastic designs and gardens that look as if they’ve been plucked from a rustic country cottage.

It always amazes us how quickly the gardens are created for the show and how they end up looking so established, even though they’ve been created on site in days.

One of the many gardens that caught our eye is the Art of Yorkshire garden, which celebrates Yorkshire’s art and landscape through the eyes of an artist. The empty frame on the artists easel provides a frame to look at the garden with, as an artist would. The handbuilt stone walls are reminiscent of the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and even the cracks between the paving stones have been filled with plants, just as they would if growing naturally in a cottage garden.

Even if you can’t get to the show this year, you can view all the gardens on the BBC website or the RHS website. There’s also the chance to vote for your favourite gardens in the People’s Choice Award 2011…plus you could win yourself tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Show in July.

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