The Chelsea Flower Show.... part 3: the show gardens

To round off my Chelsea series, today I'm posting my favourite pictures of the show gardens.  Feast your eyes on some serious horticultural eye candy.

Have you ever seen the humble Heuchera look so fabulous?  Doesn't this just make you want to go and fill your garden with them in every colour of the rainbow?

I love this rich colour combination.   We have the same indigo blue irises in our garden but they look so striking here combined with the rust variety and dark red foliage.

It breaks my heart that they create these amazing spaces and then at the end of the show they are just dismantled and ripped out.  How much would I love to have a garden like this? (*sigh*)

Astrantia was very popular at Chelsea this year and it's one of my favourite flowers at the moment.  I planted some in our garden recently and hope to use it for one of my brides next month.  It's perfect for a soft, natural, vintage style wedding bouquet.

Aquilegia and Himalayan poppy.

And finally, my own personal favourite, the Cancer Research UK garden by Robert Myers.  I felt a real emotional response to this garden that you just don't get a sense of in the pictures.  Here it looks very architectural but it actually had a real softness and delicacy that I found quite moving.

Do you have a favourite?

All Photos by Lilac & Lily