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  • Experience the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 with OKA


    In April, we told you about the top things to look out for in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (23rd-27th May), the biggest event in the UK horticulture calendar. Now, after experiencing the show ourselves, it’s time to talk about how it all turned out. Did the displays match up to the hype? We armed one of our own with a 360° camera and sent them to the hallowed grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea while the show was still in full swing (or should that be full bloom?), so you can now find out in full detail, even if you didn’t get the chance to attend.

     

     

    THE RHS GREENING GREY BRITAIN GARDEN

     

    We specifically highlighted the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden as something to keep your eyes open for in our earlier post. Thoughtfully exploring the concept of gardens in heavily-urbanised areas, the display didn’t disappoint in the slightest, as the photo below would surely attest. Set within an urban landscape containing typically limited space, it featured gardening on balconies and other areas on and around buildings, focusing not just on the aesthetic side of it, but also on factors like habitat for local wildlife, air quality, insulation and even flood prevention. Beautiful, innovative, and absolutely relevant for the times.

     

     

    THE MORGAN STANLEY GARDEN

     

    This was another one that excited us when we first heard about it, pre-show. Inspired by “patterns found in nature, music, art and communities”, the Morgan Stanley Garden display turned out to be a full-on celebration of geometric beauty in all its forms, set across three seamlessly flowing sections: grassy woodland, a loggia, and a terrace. Check it out below in 360° glory.

     

     

    UNTIL NEXT TIME...

     

    All in all, 2017 may have been our favourite Chelsea Flower Show yet. We saw creativity in spades, it was all stunningly beautiful, and all the garden displays carried messages and touched on things that made us stop and think. 2018 will need some effort to top this. And we, for one, can hardly wait.

     

    OKA hosted a post-show blogger event too, where key influencers in the interior design space shared their thoughts on this year’s show. A roundup of this will be featured in our next blog post – so watch this space.

     

    And of course, if you want to try your hand at some prize-winning gardening of your own, you could get started quite easily with our collection of faux flowers and plants.

     

    Thanks to the garden designers for letting us take these amazing photos. Credit goes to Chris Beardshaw, Nigel Dunnett, Fiona Cadwallader, Manoj Malde and Tracy Foster.

     

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    In April, we told you about the top things to look out for in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (23rd-27th May), the biggest event in the UK horticulture calendar. Now, after experiencing the show ourselves, it’s time to talk about how it all turned out. Did the displays match up to the hype? We armed one of our own with a 360° camera and sent them to the hallowed grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea while the show was still in full swing (or should that be full bloom?), so you can now find out in full detail, even if you didn’t get the chance to attend.

     

     

    THE RHS GREENING GREY BRITAIN GARDEN

     

    We specifically highlighted the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden as something to keep your eyes open for in our earlier post. Thoughtfully exploring the concept of gardens in heavily-urbanised areas, the display didn’t disappoint in the slightest, as the photo below would surely attest. Set within an urban landscape containing typically limited space, it featured gardening on balconies and other areas on and around buildings, focusing not just on the aesthetic side of it, but also on factors like habitat for local wildlife, air quality, insulation and even flood prevention. Beautiful, innovative, and absolutely relevant for the times.

     

     

    THE MORGAN STANLEY GARDEN

    This was another one that excited us when we first heard about it, pre-show. Inspired by “patterns found in nature, music, art and communities”, the Morgan Stanley Garden display turned out to be a full-on celebration of geometric beauty in all its forms, set across three seamlessly flowing sections: grassy woodland, a loggia, and a terrace. Check it out below in 360° glory.

     

     

    OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

     

    There were many other standout displays in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, from the coastline-inspired Welcome To Yorkshire Garden, to the serene Poetry Lover’s Garden, to the delightfully tropical Inland Homes: Beneath A Mexican Sky garden – all a true feast for the eyes. If you couldn’t visit, the photos below should give you a sense of the sheer spectacle of it all.

     

     

    UNTIL NEXT TIME...

     

    All in all, 2017 may have been our favourite Chelsea Flower Show yet. We saw creativity in spades, it was all stunningly beautiful, and all the garden displays carried messages and touched on things that made us stop and think. 2018 will need some effort to top this. And we, for one, can hardly wait.

     

    OKA hosted a post-show blogger event too, where key influencers in the interior design space shared their thoughts on this year’s show. A roundup of this will be featured in our next blog post – so watch this space.

     

    And of course, if you want to try your hand at some prize-winning gardening of your own, you could get started quite easily with our collection of faux flowers and plants.

     

    Thanks to the garden designers for letting us take these amazing photos. Credit goes to Chris Beardshaw, Nigel Dunnett, Fiona Cadwallader, Manoj Malde and Tracy Foster.

     

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