31/05/10

round up! - the week that was Chelsea 2010

weeding out the best of the week's garden and design writing

As The 2010 Chelsea Flower Show comes to an end and gardens and stands are dismantled and packed away here's our selection of articles capturing some of the joy and magic of the week.

  • Dan Pearson sums it up - This article by Dan Pearson in The Observer sums up this year's show so well. I always enjoy his unique appreciation of plants and design.
  • Andy Sturgeon - best in show - Andy Sturgeon's Best in Show triumph was well deserved and yet again I link to his video series in The Telegraph.
  • biodiversity - Biodiversity was a clear theme in many of this year's gardens. These biodiversity tips from the BBC website show you how you can bring more biodiversity into your own garden, without breaking the bank.
  • historical Chelsea - I missed this historical look at Chelsea from Gardens Illustrated which takes a chronological and pictrorial look at The Chelsea Flower Show from it's first appearance in 1862.
  • the world's smallest water lily - And finally a celebratory story of the Rwandan water lily, saved from extinction by a botanist at Kew. This bonsai water lily is small enough to grow in a coffee cup.

Happy reading...