Pretty Petals of the Chelsea Flower Show

Wes Fleming and Phillip Johnson in the Trailfinders Australian Garden
Picture: Ella Pellegrini


Pretty Petals of the Chelsea Flower Show

Could there be anything more inspiring for a floral print than attending the horticultural world’s most prestigious week every year? Celebrating the centenary of the of the Chelsea Flower Show

being held at its current location, the Chelsea Hospital  (from 1862 held in various  locations in and around London), on display are the Show Gardens, exciting new and re-emerging plants in the Great Pavilion and the Artisan Retreats to give Burke and his backyard a run for his money.

This year the Best Show Garden went to our own home grown landscapers and design team, Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Flemings. With a billabong, a waterfall and countless native flowers and plants and with a waratah inspired studio to boot, it had an obvious Aussie spirit that bloomed out above the rest.

And it’s hard not see the connection between the Chelsea Flower Show and the floral prints that pretty up spring wardrobes (talking Northern hemisphere spring) when there is such gorgeous imagery in abundance! Take a virtual stroll along the garden paths and be inspired to wear some petals and blooms this weekend to brighten the winter drab that is threatening to soak in.

Display of lupins at the Chelsea Flower Show
Photo: Reuters

Various flower displays at the Chelsea Flower Show
Photos: Reuters

Gisela Kouker and Mariko Nakafuji seen at the Chelsea Flower Show
Photos: Michael Gray



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