This is a(nother) heavy picture post... sit back and enjoy - if you're in the UK you may spot some of the gardens that were featured on the BBC coverage. Sadly I don't get to see them from the angle the presenters do though...
they let 3 or 4 people in at a time (as it's quite a small box
the Landform Garden Bar... an outside living space
(Landform are the company behind the garden)
but have found it on the RHS website, it's A Place to Meet
a garden designed to encourage children to interact with nature
Love the copper bar and table though
inspired by the landscape in Galicia, Spain
now obviously I've never been and had nothing to do with the gardens so don't blame me if they're not accurate!!
the leaflet encourages us to go visit.
it was beautiful
featuring a contemporary garden full of drought resistant and heat tolerant plants - these were thriving this week!!
(Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves were a childhood favourite)
they've been out of favour I think in recent years - presumably will now be in for a revival!
created for the couple who can't agree on their gardening style - cottage style planting and contemporary design.
tried the rhubarb, didn't really like it, but it may just have been too hot for alcohol.
can't believe Countryfile has been on our tv screens 30 years..
although not sure which is which (getting tired, can't be bothered to read the leaflet properly!!)
love this rusty agapanthus plaque
walking through some huge Verbena
was a bit surprised to find them in pots - well, that's ok, but the pots would normally have been hidden - the severe weather may have caused the pots to become exposed..
yes, we've only just made it to the Floral Marquee!
favourites as you know
to think I didn't use to like hydrangeas
I didn't walk round the other side of the stand so missed the pitcher plants they had made out of Lego (saw that on the tv coverage I caught up on when I got home)
talking of which...
that's a big no then.. was about 30 degrees
scarecrow competition for local schools
this is to commemorate Women's Suffrage
quite liked the idea of planting the spades though
As I stood at the front taking pictures I was speaking to the lady handing out leaflets. She asked me where I garden, so I was telling her although I'd love to, I just take the photographs.
she told me to make sure I went round the back to the cherry trees ( think that's what she said they were) for the bark...
then i got to the trees....
I saw it on tv and nearly missed it at the show...
it was my second favourite space after the RNIB garden.
I took loads of pictures...
the Evolve dome..
final thoughts... some of the displays had obviously suffered from the heat, but on the whole, absolutely beautiful once again!
thanks for sticking with me, it was a marathon post but hopefully you think it was worth it.
I was very pleased to get out of the sun and home ..it was a bit melty hot today!