Gardens to visit

A section of a 36-porcelain jar collection by ceramic artist Nici Ruggiero. She based her design on apothecary jars that would have been used by early pharmacists.

A visit to the Chelsea Physic Garden

Beckie Fox

The walled Chelsea Physic Garden in London is a peaceful place to spend an afternoon, regardless of your gardening inclinations.

Designed for a recently retired couple, this garden featured sunken areas filled with gold, maroon and silver plants. The sculpture comprised crushed, rusty tin cans (looks better in person.) Obviously, this imaginary couple has more discretionary time than most.

Chelsea’s show gardens: A sampling

Beckie Fox

From the Chelsea Flower Show 2015, a few views of show gardens that resonated with me from the perspective of the designs and plant choices. Or simply blew me away!

Dazzling Crystal Fountain clematis at the Raymond Evison display. Blooms the size of salad plates.

Overwhelmed at Chelsea Flower Show

Beckie Fox

At the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show everything ranges from gorgeous to stunning to awesome to outrageous. Here's some initial images focused on plants.

Tiny, vertical space put to good use.

Flowery street scenes

Beckie Fox

London may be tightly packed with buildings, people, narrow alleyways and the like, but residents and shops manage to squeeze in colourful blooms wherever they can.

Knot garden at the Garden Museum in Lambeth

Visiting the Garden Museum

Beckie Fox

The Garden Museum, located in the former church of St. Mary at Lambeth in London, celebrates the art, design and history of gardens.