It seems to come round quickly, but one of our favourite garden events of the year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is on again this week.
As ever, there are loads of amazing garden designs on display and plenty of ideas to gain for modern and contemporary gardens.
The BrandAlley garden, in the Fresh Gardens category, has been designed by award-winning gardener Paul Hervey-Brookes and is inspired by city living and the blend between the psychology of our public and private fashion sense. This is represented by a public, showy side of the garden, with stone monoliths and sculptures on one side, contrasted with a private, more hidden garden with relaxed seating on the other side.
All the plants used represent current colour trends from the fashion world – creams, lime greens and bursts of orange – and there are interesting textures and installations adding height and sculpture.
British sculptor, Andrew Flint, created the four bespoke sculptures for the design and installation artist Fiona Haines produced an unusual textile water feature which is made from recycled optical lenses.
And here are the drawings of the concept behind the finished design:0