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The Revival of real grass at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Grass Clippings - The Imperial Garden - ReviveA garden is not a garden without a lawn and pleased to see that multi garden designers at The Chelsea Flower Show have incorporated real turf into their garden designs, although no consideration has been given to the actual practical elements of getting a lawn mower up onto the raised areas to mow the lawn!  More art than a practical garden.

The Imperial Garden – Revive explores the complex relationships between Russia, Ukraine and the UK. It won a Silver award.

Another garden winning a gold award is the Chelsea Barracks Garden which also featuring extensive velvet swards of natural turf.  Well done!

I can hedge my bets that there were no naming of the lawn turf species and cultivars in the show gardens when the RHS Judges came round to give out their awards. Future gardens should be marked down in points for the general lack of use of grass and lack of specification. Did you know that show gardens are marked down if the plants in the garden are not in flower or not named.

The appearance of natural grass in previous years has been a little thin at the RHS flagship Flower Show over the past few years, perhaps this year marks a turn around in the fortunes of real turf in garden design and show gardens?

The Chelsea Flower Show is  with extensive coverage inon this week and held in the wonderful gardens of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea in SW London.  Extensive coverage in the Media and on the Television too.

The RHS really hopes that you will get into gardening.  To help you with your lawn, there are over 900 lawn related articles on many lawn care topics.

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