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.
The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price
A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang
Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg
The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara
The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey
The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve West
'Rosemary Day' from Harkness Rose
The RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson
'Dannahue' from David Austin Roses
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