Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2013 winner at the Chelsea Flower Show - Fleming's Nurseries rendition of Phillip Johnson's Trailfinders Australian Garden

I am over the moon with joy that Fleming's Nurseries (they hail from Monbulk in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne) have taken out the champion garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.  The picture above is Phillip Johnson's design.  Below is the design fulfilled.

Fleming's have been exhibiting at Chelsea for two decades.  The mind boggles at the dollar investments - and the human resources investments - they have made.  And now Fleming's have hit the jackpot, the pinnacle. It is being said that, for the first time in the history of the Chelsea Flower Show, the judges were unanimous in their decision to award the grand prize to the Australian garden.

And here is Phillip Johnson speaking about the design and the garden