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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2003
Panoramic Photography of Show Gardens

On Sunday and Tuesday this year, Gardens-Guide.com filmed the top show gardens
and others at Chelsea using its unique 360° panoramic camera to give the feeling of
" you-are-there " to our website visitors.

NOTE: All photos and panoramas shown below are copyright ©2003 Gardens-Guide.com,
and are available for your website use ( Under license to authorised parties only ).

See Also: The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2003


Award: Best Garden in Show
view Laurent Perrier Harpers & Queen Garden

Award: Gold Medal Winner
view His Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan - Garden from the Desert
view HMP Leyhill - No Time to Stand and Stare
view The Lladro Garden - Sensuality
view Yorkshire Alive with Opportunity, A Cameo of Yorkshire Countryside

Award: Silver-Gilt Flora
view The Bonterra Organic Wine Garden
view The Daily Telegraph / Dyson Ltd - The Wrong Garden
view The Help the Aged SoHo Garden
view Merrill Lynch - The Merrill Lynch Garden

Award: Silver Flora
view Barakura English Garden - The Lace and Tapestry Garden
view The Hasmead Octopus Garden
view The Motability Garden

AWARD: Bronze Flora
view
Goldfish Bank Ltd - The Goldfish Garden
view Haddonstone - Oasis of Ruin
view McKelvey Wise Garden Design - The Walled Garden

Additional Gardens filmed
view Bradstone - Lovers' Retreat
view Cranborne Stone
view Marston & Langinger Ltd
view Whichford Pottery


Laurent-Perrier Garden
AWARD: Best Garden in Show
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Designed by Tom Stuart Smith
Sponsor: Laurent-Perrier / Harpers & Queen
Contractor: Waterers Landscapes


The garden explores the contrast between architectural minimalism and natural diversity. The built form of the garden is based on a single sculptural element - a slate wall - which is then extended at right angles and flipped over on its side to form a terrace and pool. [ top ]

His Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan
Garden from the Desert
AWARD: Gold Medal Winner
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Designed by Christopher Bradley Hole
Sponsor: His Highness
Contractor: Steven Swatton

This modern garden is an abstract expression of Abu Dhabi and its desert origins. It is organised into spaces of pure proportions to show a distinction between the deset roots and the more developed areas where water is freely available. [ top ]

HMP Leyhill
No time to stand and stare
AWARD: Gold Medal Winner
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Designed by Jeff Goudrill & Penny Dummit
Sponsor: Totworth Court & Four Pilliars Hotel
Contractor: Ladd Landscapes Ltd

"What is this life, if full of care. There is no time to stand and stare..." The garden interprets this poem by Henry Davies, showing how beautiful nature can be if we take the time to look at her. [ top ]

The Lladro Garden
Sensuality
AWARD: Gold Medal Winner

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Designed by Fiona Lawrenson
Sponsor: Lladro Ltd
Contractor: Landmark Design and Build Ltd


This garden invites you into a sensual atmosphere, created not only by its opulent planting, but also by a richnness of texture throughout. At the same time the garden retains an aura of elegance, simplicity and style. [ top ]

Yorkshire Forward
Yorkshire alive with opportunity
AWARD: Gold Medal Winner

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Designed by Julian Dowle
Sponsor: Yorkshire Forward
Contractor: Peter Dowle Plants and Gardens

The garden celebrates our Yorkshire heritage and conveys the quality of life and world-class landscape that Yorkshire has in abundance. The garden is set in the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales on the edge of a small village. The landscape is enlivened by a spring filling the beck, the result of a heavy downpour the previous day, with underground caverns spilling into a surprise falls. [ top ]

Bonterra Vineyards
Bonterra Organic Wine Garden
AWARD: Silver-Gilt Flora
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Designed by Kate Frey
Sponsor: Bonterra Vineyards
Contractor: Hasmead plc


This garden takes its inspiration from the Bonterra Vineyards of Mendocino County, California, where grapes are grown organically. The signature planting of the garden is the wildflower covercrops planted around rows of gnarled 25 year old vines, providing a habitat where flora and fauna can regulate themselves naturally. [ top ]

The Daily Telegraph / Dyson Ltd
The Wrong Garden
AWARD: Silver-Gilt Flora
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Designed by Jim Honey andJames Dyson
Sponsor: Dyson Ltd, The Daily Telegraph
Contractor: Terence O’Flaherty and Derek Phillips

James Dyson wanted to create a garden that challenged preconceived ideas about garden design and form, and Jim Honey wanted to design a garden with the wrong colours - so together they have created The Wrong Garden. [ top ]

The Help the Aged
SoHo Garden - Small Office Home Office
AWARD: Silver-Gilt Flora
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Designed by Mark Gregory
Sponsor: Help the Aged
Contractor: Landmark Design & Build Ltd


This year Help the Aged is taking a step into the future with a design to embrace change in working lifestyles. As the balance between young and old shifts, fewer young people will be joining the workforce and it will become more important to retain older staff. One way to achieve this is to offer home working. [ top ]

The Merrill Lynch Garden
AWARD: Silver-Gilt Flora
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Designed by Xa Tollemache & Jon Kellett
Sponsor: Merrill Lynch
Contractor: Michael D. Chewter


This garden aims to illustrate the Golden Section, a timeless formula (1 : 1.6183...) for proportion found within art and architecture from the ancient world through to the present. The same mathematical principle occurs in the living world in many natural forms, displaying harmony and balance. [ top ]

Barakura English Garden
The Lace and Tapestry Garden
AWARD: Silver Flora
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Designed by Miss Kay Yamada
Sponsor: Barakura English Garden, ANA, Asahi Brewery, Matusaka City
Contractor: Peter Dowle Plants & Gardens


This garden, designed by Kay Yamada, a well-known Japanese fashion, fabric and garden designer, seeks to explore the relationship between her fabric designs and the inspiration provided by plants and flowers. [ top ]

Hasmead plc
The Hasmead Octopus Garden
AWARD: Silver Flora
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Designed by Marney Hall
Sponsor: Hasmead plc
Contractor: Hasmead plc

The Hasmead Octopus Garden is a unique design concept that translates the sub-acquascape into terrestrial forms, recreating the stunning beauty and fragility of tropical reefs. Three fragile marine environments are represented: a coral garden, a shallow reef and an eel garden. [ top ]


The Motability Garden
AWARD: Silver Flora
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Designed by Paul Stone
Sponsor: Motability
Contractor: Squires Landscape


Motability, the national charity which provides 150,000 cars each year for disabled people, is raising public awareness in its Silver Jubilee year. Open space, an open road, a free-flowing valley scene and a welcoming pathway are the key images, alongside a stunning rock and water feature portraying an idyllic countryside setting. [ top ]

Goldfish Bank Ltd
The Goldfish Garden
AWARD: Bronze Flora
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Designed by Geoffrey Whiten
Sponsor: Goldfish Bank Ltd
Contractor: Treetop Landscapes


The Goldfish Garden draws its inspiration from across the Mediterranean, blending different cultural influences to convey a sense of adventure and stimulate the senses. The central living area of the garden can provide a backdrop to a sophisticated social gathering or intimate romantic supper. [ top ]

Haddonstone
Oasis of Ruin
AWARD: Bronze Flora
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Designed by Simon Scott
Sponsor: Haddonstone Ltd Haddonstone Website
Contractor: Michael D Chewter Landscapes


For centuries ruins have been valued for their aesthetic, emotional and romantic qualities. By bringing these qualities to the company’s first show garden at Chelsea, Haddonstone aims to evoke both the senses and the imagination. Inspired by the fabulous works of Piranesi, Haddonstone has created a unique garden of sand and ruins. [ top ]

McKelvey Wise Garden Design
The Walled Garden
AWARD: Bronze Flora
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Designed by Juliet McKelvey and Judith Wise
Sponsor: McKelvey Wise Garden Design, The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre
Contractor: Arun Landscapes


The designers have created a walled garden which calls upon the courtyards of hot climes for its inspiration. A hot, exotic setting is portrayed by the white rendered walls, water and scent, marble hard landscaping and a vibrantly coloured planting scheme. [ top ]

Bradstone
Lover's Retreat
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Designed by David Domoney
Sponsor: Bradstone
Contractor: Arun Landscapes


A romantic garden meeting inspires many of the most memorable scenes from our greatest love stories. The designer has aimed to encapsulate the true essence of a classical romantic setting with a cascading garden, which demonstrates how to evoke a certain mood using plants, stone and water. [ top ]

Cranborne Stone
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Cranborne Stone
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0LG
Tel: 01258-472685


Cast stone planters, urns, balustrades, steps and fountains. [ top ]

Marston & Langinger Ltd
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Marston & Langinger Ltd
192 Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UP
Tel: 020-7881 5730
www.marston-and-langinger.com


Bespoke hardwood conservatories. [ top ]

Whichford Pottery
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Whichford Pottery
Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warks. CV36 5PG
Tel:01608-684416
www.whichfordpottery.com

English handmade frostproof flower pots in traditional and contemporary designs. [ top ]

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