Hot Trends from 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

by Seasonal Wisdom on June 11, 2013

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All eyes turned to London recently for the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25. Celebrating its centennial this year, the world-renowned flower show featured exciting new plants – and old-fashioned favorites – to provide an eye-opening look at how gardening styles have changed over the last 100 years.

Come take a peek at the hottest garden trends, and see for yourself why these amazing English demonstration gardens are so famous… Photo copyright Pacificnw.co.uk/flickr.

A ticket to 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Chris and Angela Pyl.

One of these days, Seasonal Wisdom will attend the annual Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show in London. It’s my dream to revisit this delightful city and enjoy the best of England’s gardening traditions.  After all, this is one of the most important garden shows in the world.

But until that day occurs, you’ll need to settle for photos from those folks who were lucky enough to attend this ground-breaking gardening event. (Click on photos to make larger images.)

Naturalistic garden at 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

 Photo copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Naturalistic Gardens

A few trends stood out during the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.

One was the many naturalistic gardens, wildflowers and cottage style beds, which seemed to dominate the various demonstration gardens in a stunning way.

Wildflowers grow at 2013 Chelsea Flower showPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Pink Peonies grow at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Mabacam/Flickr

Cool Garden Seats

Also prominently displayed at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show were innovative and creative places to sit outdoors. Check out some of these clever garden seats.

A rock makes a garden seat at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Mabacam/Flickr

Artificial rocks make seats at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Pleasant place to sit at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Water Fountains

Naturally, different water fountains were making a splash at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.

Fountains shaped as circles at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Modern fountain at 2013 Chelsea Flower showPhoto copyright Pacificnw.co.uk

Garden Structures

There were garden structures in a variety of styles at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. These garden houses provided plenty of reasons to stay outdoors this summer and beyond.

Zen-like garden house at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Japanese style garden house at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Hobbits would like this house at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Elspethbriscoe/Flickr

Another Perspective

For more great photos and details of the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, be sure to read Felicia Feaster’s report for HGTVgardens.com.

Giant sphere at 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

Photo copyright Felicia Feaster

“Some of the gardening world’s most design-savvy and fashionable people strut their stuff at the Chelsea Flower Show,” writes Feaster.  And “dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif.”

Striped tulips at 2013 Chelsea Flower ShowPhoto copyright Mabacam/Flickr.

Start Planning for Next Year

Learn more about the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show and upcoming shows at the RHS website.

Meanwhile, The Guardian picks its favorite gardens at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.

Which one is YOUR favorite?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

tim June 12, 2013 at 6:45 am

beautiful

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Seasonal Wisdom June 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Tim. The flower show is definitely on my bucket list. Best, Teresa

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Curious Cargo June 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Thank you! I want to go some day. Pages like this make me very happy!

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Seasonal Wisdom June 30, 2013 at 11:35 am

Me too, Curious Cargo. All that beauty in just one place. Thanks for visiting Seasonal Wisdom.

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