We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: Chelsea Flower Show 2023  (Read 866 times)

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« on: May 23, 2023, 06:38:08 PM »
Kevock Gardens, near Edinburgh, have won the RHS President's Award at Chelsea as well as a gold medal - well done!!
 

Kevock stand - photo Julia Corden, SRGC Past President

 Jacques Amand International have won another Gold too!  Look at these Calanthe and Cypripedium!!

 photo Julia Corden
« Last Edit: May 23, 2023, 06:58:17 PM by Maggi Young »
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2023, 07:02:33 PM »
From SRGC President Colin Crosbie - starting with  some people.....

The Kevock Garden Team


David (former SRGC President) and Stella Rankin of Kevock with Ray Drew of the AGS


John Amand with Rosemary Hardy of Hardy's plants


Piet and Anja Oudolf, later in the day Piet was awarded the the first ever RHS ‘The Elizabeth Medal of Honour’. The medal will be confined to 70 recipients at any one time in reference to the 70 years of her Majesty’s reign.


Tony Bryan, Joshua Tranter, Colin Crosbie and the legend who is John Massey.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2023, 07:06:51 PM »
more from Colin Crosbie ...... "A few images from the Floral Marquee at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023.
It’s my favourite part of the show where the specialist nurseries show their expert growing skills and tempt us with many wonderful plants."


Colin Moat from Pineview Plants


Tony Bryan ( AGS) , Joshua Tranter (RBGE), Colin Crosbie  and the legend who is John Massey of Ashwoods.


Jacques Amand International with their wonderful Gold Medal Exhibit


Kevock Garden Plants from Scotland with their brilliant Gold Medal winning display.


Brookfield Plants with their Gold Medal display
« Last Edit: May 23, 2023, 07:08:57 PM by Maggi Young »
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2023, 07:14:23 PM »
A couple more images from the Floral Marquee at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023.


Blackmore and Langdon with their Gold Medal winning display of Delphinium and Begonias.


Kelly’s Bay House and Garden with their stunning Gold Medal winning display

Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2023, 07:18:47 PM »
Some of the gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023.
President Colin Crosbie  says:
"I really enjoyed the gardens at the show, there was a greater range of different styles of gardens compared to previous years.
The wildflowers or ‘weeds’ were not quite as obvious as I had expected, there has been too much hype on this subject!
The standard of the gardens was exceptionally high. Like all gardeners I had a few favourites. These included The Nurture Landscapes Garden designed by Sarah Price, The Savills Garden designed by Mark Gregory , the Myeloma UK Garden designed by Chris Beardshaw and A Letter from a Million Years Past Korean Garden designed by Jihae Hwang."


Memoria and GreenAcres, Transcendence garden designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson

and

Myeloma UK-A Life Worth Living, designed by Chris Beardshaw


Project Giving Back, Horatios Garden designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg


A Letter from a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2023, 07:21:59 PM »
 The Savills Garden designed by Mark Gregory - and with Carol Kirkwood giving the weather on TV.





 Colin's favourite ......
"If I had to choose one favourite it would be The Nurture Landscapes Garden designed by Sarah Price, the Cedric Morris Benton Irises were just beautiful and the shaped Scot’s Pines were stunning!"


The Nurture Landscapes Garden designed by Sarah Price
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2349
  • Country: gb
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2023, 10:39:37 PM »
Maggi, I don,t agree with Colin Crosbie,s statement about wild flowers or "weeds." There is not enough publicity about the plight of our wildlife, especially flowers. A ten year survey by the BSBI has revealed that there are now more alien species growing in the wild than our own native plants. A lot more needs to be done to reverse the decline in our wild plants due to invasive foreign species. Featuring our wild flower species in showcase gardens helps to draw attention to the problem, in my opinion.

Margaret Thorne

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 129
  • Country: scotland
  • Mountain Explorer
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2023, 12:09:54 PM »
I agree wholeheartedly with Ian that “there is not enough publicity about the plight of our wildlife, especially flowers”. As well as highlighting the dangers of non-native plants escaping into the wild, the BSBI report points out the positive effect on some native species of sowing wild-flower and pollinator seed mixes. Horticultural events such as Chelsea would seem to be entirely appropriate for raising awareness of these issues and participating organisations should be seen to be supporting this.
Broughton Heights, Scottish Borders

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2023, 05:59:00 PM »
Maggi, I don,t agree with Colin Crosbie,s statement about wild flowers or "weeds." There is not enough publicity about the plight of our wildlife, especially flowers. A ten year survey by the BSBI has revealed that there are now more alien species growing in the wild than our own native plants. A lot more needs to be done to reverse the decline in our wild plants due to invasive foreign species. Featuring our wild flower species in showcase gardens helps to draw attention to the problem, in my opinion.
I'm not sure, but I think Colin was referring to the hype we saw  about "all  Chelsea gardens featuring wild flowers"..... just the way I read it.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

MarcR

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 465
  • Country: us
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2023, 09:18:41 PM »
I'm not sure, but I think Colin was referring to the hype we saw  about "all  Chelsea gardens featuring wild flowers"..... just the way I read it.
Maggi,

You are probably correct about Collin's reference; but; any reference to wildflowers as weeds is counterproductive to conservation efforts.  If wildflowers, especially endangered wildflowers, are regarded as weeds; conservation efforts are doomed to fail.
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44676
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Chelsea Flower Show 2023
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2023, 10:00:09 PM »
Maggi,

You are probably correct about Collin's reference; but; any reference to wildflowers as weeds is counterproductive to conservation efforts.  If wildflowers, especially endangered wildflowers, are regarded as weeds; conservation efforts are doomed to fail.
   I agree with you there. It is too heartbreaking to see lovely flowering areas cut down in mid flower as victims of "tidyness" as is so often the case with municipal areas.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal