Without looking at all the other gardens, I can say I am not surprised that Cleve West won Best in Show at Chelsea. His gardens are always the beautiful but slightly unexpected perfectly executed visions that you would expect from a Chelsea Show Garden.
There are so many things to talk about related to what is going on at Chelsea, but lets start with the garden that was named Best in Show.
Cleve says that the garden was inspired by a trip to Libya where he visited ancient ruins. The ruins in this garden are not however ancient, they are artistic representations of columns with axe carved details created by two artists (whose names I can’t find -but I will insert here when they come back online – coverage is changing so fast!!). I am loving the soft, more natural planting that Cleve says focuses on species that will self seed and will naturally migrate and change the look of the garden with time.