"I think its a magical garden, I love it" Alice, aged 9
We were very lucky to be invited on Press Day for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last Monday (23rd May). The main event for us, was to see the wonderful show garden that had been designed by Tom Hoblyn and was inspired by his childhood memories of visiting Trebah and Trewithen Gardens.
The theme and planting is set out in their guide to the garde:
"The garden features species that were once commonplace and fashionable at Chelsea, such as bamboo, rhododendron and cornus. The planting style reflects the more informal expanses of Cornish gardens, specifically Trebah and Trewithen, with traditional Cornish plants that Hoblyn remembers seeing as a child. Planted in a way that would entice a child to explore, the style is wild and naturalistic".
Whilst at Chelsea, we also visited the displays by Burncoose Nurseries at Gwennap, Redruth and Churchtown Nurseries at Gulval, near Penzance. We also visited the Tregothnan stand, where a giant teapot was on display, made out of tea leaves!
A fabulous, fun day.
Jane Asher at Burncoose Nurseries. Joe Swift on the 'Cornish Memories' show garden.