Another Thursday is Chelsea day garden:
While the wave of modern design has transformed Chelsea in the past few years, the traditional English garden is still alive and well. This garden at the flower show was modeled after a restoration of an old manor garden by designer Christ Beardshaw.
The original garden had been laid out in the 1920s in a very rigid formal style. The planting schemes were devised by the Victorian mother of the English border, Gertrude Jekyll. In this recreation, Jekyll’s painter’s sensibilities are illustrated in the impressionist color scheme. It’s a great garden to inspire those living with deep and narrow city lots and townhouse yards.
Read more about this garden’s origins and designs at the Chelsea 2006 web site: http://www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea/2006/index.asp