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My 10 takeaways from Chelsea Flower Show 2017 (Part 2)


Welcome to Part 2 of my 10 Takeaways from Chelsea Flower Show.


In Part 1, I covered a lot about garden landscaping which is one of the big themes across the show and specifically (1) how to use paths and patios to define your outdoors space; (2) how to choose material that will require little maintenance if time is of essence; (3) how to create spaces that you will be able to enjoy year-round; (4) brands to choose your garden furniture from and finally I touched upon (5) the importance of adding lighting sources around your garden.


In this second part, I'll be covering more trends!


Roses in a bouquet at the chelsea Flower Show

6. Living Walls

I first came across a living wall when popular shopping destination Westfield Shepherds Bush was opened, with its iconic vertical landscape creating an oasis of calm right next to the busy shopping centre, complete with fountains.


At 170 meter (560 foot) long, that living wall was north facing and lacking any direct sun, yet the designers brought together a variety of woodland species that totally thrived on it. It still looks as good as when the plants where first installed on it.