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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Fab Food: London to Lewes

Ebury Cocktail

Travel always presents adventures in dining, and hopefully locating a restaurant that satisfies on every level, from the ambiance of the decor to the satisfaction of an excellently prepared meal. After dealing with the crowds on opening day at the Chelsea Flower Show, I chose a nearby restaurant… The Ebury – on chic Pimlico Road where I met T. for lunch and a carafe of Rosé, ready to relax and unwind. My favorite selection appeared on the A La Carte menu: Duck Confit, succulent and tasty. Tom sampled the three-course lunch Set Menu: the soup of the day followed by a delicious fish main dish, and chocolate confection for dessert that I would have photographed had I not been fully occupied with my meal. Traveling from London to Sussex for a countryside idyll in the area of the South Downs, the town of Lewes offered informal, tasty meals at Bill’s Cafe, Restaurant and Store.

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