Last Updated: 26/05/2016
It’s that time of year again when the Chelsea Flower show buds up for this year’s largest UK garden contest. It’s a chance to get ideas and inspiration for our own gardens, no matter how small they might be, and incorporate some of the techniques into our own slice of England.
One of the more unusual techniques on show this year is ‘stone balancing’ by Adrian Gray, you may well remember him in one of the old series’ of Grand Designs, balancing two stones in the garden of a house precariously built on an eroding cliff on the English coast. Since then he has made quite a name for himself through his stone balancing art. It might sound like magic, but it really is an art, basically he gets two rather large stones, and rocks them backwards and forwards until they find a natural balanced position, once he has found their perfect position he then fixes them discreetly with a metal rod to keep them from being knocked off – the result is a really natural looking rock sculpture. Gray’s display at Chelsea includes the world’s largest, 11 tonne, 17 foot tall boulders from Bodmin Moor.
This year’s Chelsea Flower show runs from the 24th May until the 28th May 2016. Some of this year’s highlights include:
• Photographic exhibits in honour of the Queens 90th birthday celebrations this year.
• The memorable poppies tribute by Philip Johnson
• An Acoustic garden inspired by world-leading percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
If you would like to find out more about prices and show times please visit their website.