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Horizontal Meets Vertical: B&Q Edible Garden - Chelsea 2011

Chelsea B&Q Garden near and far Photo © Alice Joyce

An ambitious design emphasizing edible gardening and sustainability set apart the B&Q Garden at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins and winner of Gold, the garden boasted the tallest form to appear at Chelsea: A 27-foot high tower representing one of the garden’s 5 demonstration zones, with plants comprising edible selections – either entirely so, or species chosen for their edible stems, roots, leafs, buds or fruit.

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The Australian Garden: Chelsea 2011

Australian Garden: Chelsea 2011 Photo © Alice Joyce

The Australian Garden for Chelsea 2011: Inspired by the celebrated Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbroune, the design illustrates the importance of water traveling from the parched outback region on a journey through rivers and gorges to Australia’s East Coast. An evocative wall element effectively conjures up images of burnt ochre sand dunes. Design developed by Melbourne-based Jim Fogarty.

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Chelsea Flower Show: Horticulture Heaven

Fantastic Thailand Dragon Photo © Alice Joyce

Horticulture Highlights in The Great Pavilion: Chelsea Flower Show 2011: Thai flower arranging to clematis, roses, perennials, bulbs, U ebulliently colorful exhibits!

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