My friend and I have a tradition: we go to the Chelsea Flower Show, but not just for the greatest garden event of the year. My friend has a balcony and I’m really not into gardening as much as just into maintaining one. But we do like our lunch afterwards. And we are quite partial to the Pimms they serve.
Of course we enjoy the show gardens too, even if you need strong and sharp elbows to get a closer look. Here’s the winning garden by the Swedish landscape architect, Ulf Nordfjell. He won last year too, and to me this 2009 version wasn’t that different. Also I couldn’t help but wonder where all the Finnish garden designers were?
You need a helicopter to get to the centre of the garden, ask you local MP for details
I absolutely agree that we have to have the lunch after the show, the show just does not seem right without it or the Pimms.
Oh well, I am comforting myself now with a rather lovely glass of perfectly chilled champagne in a beautiful room in Bray and looking forward to a delicious meal tonight