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Highlights from the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

By
Veronica Sliva
Photography by
Veronica Sliva

See what trends will be trickling down to garden planting and design in the coming seasons


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The Times Eureka Garden in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Designed by: Marcus Barnett
Awards: Silver Flora

This garden showcased the significance of plants with a purpose and they were chosen for beauty and utility, with many having medicinal, commercial and industrial uses. The design drew inspiration from plant cell structure. Capillaries were represented in the paving and were echoed in the design on the pavilion. Plants in the garden included foxgloves (used to treat cardiac disease), geraniums (used as a diuretic and for kidney problems) and roses used in perfumes and cosmetics.

 

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