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    A Concrete Triumph At The Chelsea Flower Show

    This year’s Chelsea Flower show is set to see many beautiful exhibits, with a myriad of flowers, colours, shapes, textures and moods likely to leave attendees feeling emotional and speechless. And among the entries this time we can find pattern imprinted concrete nestled gently between the plants!

    Chinese Garden - Chelsea Flower Show 2008

    Chinese Garden - Chelsea Flower Show 2008

    Award winning gardener Adam Frost from Lincolnshire, who won Best in Show at Chelsea for Urban Garden in 2008, has returned this year with a masterpiece that blends concrete seamlessly with the natural environment. He says this particular piece is inspired by legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose work was characterised by the harmonious fusion of manmade materials like concrete and steel with the natural environment around them.

    His 2011 entry would do Lloyd Wright proud, with the multiple tiers and hard edges created by the concrete juxtaposed by a beautiful bouquet of flower choices, including Irises. With the concrete poured to perfection, his only worry is making sure his flowers behave: the recent spate of sunshine has been threatening to make them bloom too early and miss the show!

    Good luck Adam. We raise our glasses to you, and wish you all the best for a successful Chelsea Flower show.

    Photo by Rictor Norton & David Allen

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