Going to Chelsea yesterday for the first time ever was a fantastic experience, the vivid colours, cloud of aromas (which was lovely but did set my hay fever off) and buzzing atmosphere surpassed my expectations.
Being able to see the gardens in person after reading about the designs for so long was amazing, the planting schemes, intricate details and stunning finishes of all of them really made for some head turning, camera snapping moments.
Green Switch, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara, for me personally was the garden that stuck in my mind, I went back to see it multiple times! The vivid contrast from the green tearoom building and bright red acer trees caught my eye and made for some great photos.
Being able to walk through the IKEA and Tom Dixon: Gardening Will Save The World garden was also a highlight of my day. The pink lighting and hydroponic technology gave a futuristic feeling which made it an interesting garden to explore and photograph.
The Great Pavilion was also captivating, walking around the thousands of displays bursting with gorgeous orchids, roses and peonies was a wonderful experience. I especially loved the many bonsai displays which showcased a variety of species, the rich pink from a Satsuki Azalea bonsai was my favourite variety.
I am already looking forward to seeing what the designers and exhibitors bring to the show next year!