Photography for The English Garden Magazine: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

May 25, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

I was really pleased to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden Magazine again this year. I've been photographing Chelsea for The English Garden for a few years now and it's always an amazing, super busy day trying to capture as much as possible, do the best job I can to capture the incredible gardens and figure out where I know that famous face from.

Following on from last year there was a lot of 'natural', achievable-looking planting and growing around more everyday situations, which was nice to see as well as more formal settings. That's not to say anything looked in any way easy, though. It's unbelievable to think how these small plots of land in a show ground get transformed into such incredible gardens that look like they've been established and honed for decades, and all so different from each other! At one point I walked up a hill to a waterfall, all within 10x15m.

As always I felt very inspired but we'll see how much I manage to actually put into practice - hopefully at least a bit!

Here are some of my photographs from the day - I've kept it reasonably short and sweet here but you can see lots more with plenty of information about the gardens, plants and plenty of non-Chelsea garden inspiration and advice on The English Garden's website.

 

Photograph of The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price, showing a leafy garden with a tall tree in the centre and a wooden table and stools beneath, topped with potted plants, soft brown walls around with plants around the edges and a stack of bricks in the foreground.The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price

Photograph of an iris with mauve edged and white centred petals, with yellow at the very centre, in The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price.The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

Photograph of A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang, showing a rocky stream surrounded by lush green plants.A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang

Photograph taken inside the herb drying tower in A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang, showing a wooden table with ceramic tea set, walls with slim open windows, a shelf set and bags hanging from wooden poles, in which herbs are drying.A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

Photograph of Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg standing in Horatio's Garden, which they designed. They are standing by a tree on a path, with flowers and plants in the bed to the left with a beehive-shaped brick structure and flowers within and a leafy hedge behind.Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg ofRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg

Photograph of pink and white flowers with a wooden structure out of focus behind, in Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg.Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg ofRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihar. Photograph showing a Japanese garden with an acer to the left, stone steps by it leading to a stucture behind, a pond and waterfall surrounded by plants and rocks to the right.The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki IshiharRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihar. Photograph of purple irises in a pond with gravel on the bottom, rocks and moss around the edges.The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki IshiharRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey. Photograph taken inside a structure with colourful circular windows on a curved roof above, a wall made of log cross-sections to the right with a desk and two stools with a microscope, books and scientific instruments, a gravel surface to the left and an opening showing plants and cut wood behind.The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey

The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey. Photograph showing bricks and rubble with plants and flowers growing amongst them.The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve West. Photograph showing a garden with worn gravel and brick path leading down through plants and flowers towards a damaged brick wall with a fireplace. In the foreground is a wooden structure on a thing pole and a silver birch.The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve WestRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve West

Photograph of a rose that looks like a white rose splattered with red and pink paint.Rosemary DayRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. 'Rosemary Day' from Harkness Rose
 

Photograph looking down on a patio surrounded by plants and flowers with two chairs with cushions on them, a small table on a patterend rug with coffee mugs and jugs on top.The RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn WilsonThe RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson The RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson

Photograph of a peachy coloured rose and buds.DannahueRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. 'Dannahue' from David Austin Roses

The Mush RoomPhotograph of a stand in the pavillion with plinths topped with different mushrooms and a neon sign reading 'The Mush Room'The Mush RoomRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.



It was wonderful to work with the fantastic team at the The English Garden again! Make sure to visit their website for the full story and all the latest news from Chelsea.

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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