One of the most talked about show garden designs at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the Trailfinders Australian Garden.
Presented by Fleming’s, this garden has won a gold medal and picked up the coveted Best Show Garden award – a fitting reward, since it’s their last year of competing.
The distinctive garden was designed by Phil Johnson, from Philip Johnson Landscapes, and is a brilliant example of how a garden can be sustainable and innovative.
The garden demonstrates plenty of ways in which rain and floodwater can be naturally harvested and reused in a residential setting and includes a billabong, waterfalls and even a rock gorge, plus plenty of great examples of native Australian planting.
Standing tall above the garden is a stunning studio made from reclaimed timber. It’s been cut into petal shapes and made into a flower design, to represent the shape of the Australian waratah flower, and certainly has the ‘wow’ factor.
Here’s the inspiration behind the design: