I visited the Chelsea Flower Show in London yesterday. If you are in the UK you will know that the papers and television have been overflowing with reviews of it. The show certainly lived up to expectations. I arrived as the gates opened at 8.00am which allowed for a quiet first hour and enabled me to take photos without the crowds.
There is a fuller more meaty post to follow about what the show had to offer children’s gardening. What I often take away from garden shows are one or two details where I think, I could do that or that will work in my garden. On that basis I’d like to share three images with you. They will appeal to children of all ages. The first is from the Fever-Tree’s Tree House garden designed by Stephen Hall. This had a beautiful low level tree house with the most enchanting door. No child would be able to resist going through this. It conjures up images of secret gardens and hidden worlds. Just raising the house off the floor by one/two feet added to the interest.
|Tree House Garden|
Faces in the garden are a firm favourite of mine. Carving a face in the door to this tree house such a simple and clever idea. It could translate quite easily to a tall garden gate or even a fence.
Finally a ‘dor’ with a difference. A sculpture of this minute dormouse rolled up asleep in a nutshell was quite