Highlights from Chelsea Flower Show 2023.
2023 has been bigger and better than ever before with a full outdoor living experience in collaboration with our partners at Cedar Nursery.
Chelsea Flower Show 2023 has been an opportunity to show our fire and water products in a real outdoor living space that can be recreated at home; complete with outdoor kitchen, sauna, and the perfect outdoor funiture to enjoy the space.
A highlight at Chelsea Flower Show 2023 has also been the opportunity to launch our latest products, which have had fantastic feedback from visitors to the show. We have launched the Luna fire pit; an adaption of our classic Hemi fire bowl. The Luna has a soft oval shape which we teamed with elegant planting from Cedar Nursery at the show.
The show stopper of the show was the new Rain Chime; designed in collaboration with Robert Studer. A unique evolution of our classic water domes reimagined to bring height and an element of scuplture with the rain chime forming part of the self circulating water feature.
The rain chain created the wow factor on the stand with it’s sculptural qualaties which many were eager to recreate in their own gardens.
Of course it was not just us at Chelsea Flower Show 2023 and once again we were bowled over by the talent and hard work that went onto the show gardens. Here are a few of our highlights.
Eastern Eye Garden of Unity designed by Manoj Malde
A colour palette of orange and pink is inspired by Manoj’s Indian heritage and the boldness of clashing sari colours worn by Indian women. There are marigolds used in Hindu worship and colourful spices set out on the table alongside little oil lamps (diya), which are used at festivals and religious ceremonies.
Bright posts positioned around the garden with sentences in braille, demonstrate that gardens and gardening are for everyone regardless of race, colour, creed, sexuality or disability – a space to garden and be included with kindness and humanity is every person’s birthright.
The Royal Entomological Society Garden designed by Tom Massey
An outdoor laboratory, built into a hillside, takes visitors down into the landscape, offering an ‘insect’s eye view’ and a space in which to study. The lab’s roof structure is inspired by a compound insect eye and the lab is used for real scientific research, monitoring and studying insects visiting the garden.
Diverse topography across the site — rammed earth floors, hoggin pathways, dead wood, piles of rubble, bare sand and gabion walls — provide numerous and varied habitats for insects. Water in still pools and flowing streams provides additional important insect habitats and adds interest to the aesthetic and soundscape of the garden.
Feels Like Home Designed by Rosemary Coldstream
This garden is inspired by the Rosemary’s childhood in New Zealand. Plants, colours and natural materials are used to create a green oasis in which to relax and be in a place that ‘feels like home’.
These materials include, handmade clay pots, charred timber cladding, sliced boulder paving, a bench seat made from reclaimed kauri (an ancient New Zealand native timber sustainably sourced) and a bespoke stainless steel water feature of a fern leaf.
Get in touch with us to find out more about our full range of fire and water products or visit us at our showroom at Cedar Nursery for full outdoor living experience.