RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 – The Hidden Beauty of Kranji (Singapore Garden)

Singapore Garden Chelsea 2015
Singapore Garden Chelsea 2015 – lush, tropical oasis

 

Lush tropical palms, graceful ferns, vibrant orchids and sophisticated landscape design make The Hidden Beauty of Kranji one of the most eye-catching gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. You can just imagine this oasis as a secret urban escape, where the stresses of the day simply fade away into the ferns and the foliage, all to the tranquil sound of the multi-tiered waterfall as it cascades down a living wall, built to resemble a cliff face. Read more RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 – The Hidden Beauty of Kranji (Singapore Garden)

Chamaerops Humilis – a perfect hardy palm for UK gardens

 Chamaerops Humilis palm is very useful in garden design with its strikingly distinctive form
Chamaerops Humilis palm is very useful in garden design with its strikingly distinctive form

Evergreen Chamaerops Humilis is a hardy, flexible palm tree that won’t grow as tall as most palms. Being UK hardy and because of its neat size, the Chamaerops Humilis palm is very useful in garden design with its strikingly distinctive form, beautiful large fan-shaped leaves and an attractive dense growing habit. Chamaerops Humilis palms are excellent additions to UK Mediterranean or tropical themed gardens. Read more Chamaerops Humilis – a perfect hardy palm for UK gardens

Jewel of Sintra – Monserrate Park & Gardens

In the lush, green, mountainous heart of Sintra, Portugal, lies the villa and park gardens of Monserrate, the essence of Portuguese romanticism but nonetheless, sculpted and landscaped by Englishmen.

Vathek's Arch, so named after a character in William Beckford's novel
Vathek’s Arch, so named after a character in William Beckford’s novel

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First Home, First Garden – Gardening Tips for Beginners

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn

First Home, First Garden - Gardening Tips for Beginners
‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn

Congratulations, all your hard work has paid off and you are now the proud owner of your first home! Buying your first home is a milestone and your first thought may be to focus on stripping that hideous wallpaper in the front room or buying every kitchen gadget possible (half of which, you’ll never use); however, spare a thought for your new garden. Read more First Home, First Garden – Gardening Tips for Beginners