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AGS Events: The AGS Chelsea Garden 2013

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Contribution from Jim McGregor 23 May 2013, 12:45top / bottom of page

I've started a new thread for this under events as I think people will find it more easily.

Just to recap - we won a Gold Medal for our exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit was designed by Ray Drew and the project was managed by john Humphries. The garden was part sponsored by Choice Landscapes who provided materials, trees and plants.

Doug Joyce was busy taking photographs on Monday and has given me copies of them all so the picture credits are all his.

The sunny side

First of all a view of the sunny side of the exhibit with Ray the designer putting some finishing touches:

The Shady Side

Moving round now towards the shady side of the garden:

The Shady Side

Two of the Cypripediums in the last shot were given Awards of Merit by the Joint Rock Plant Committee which met on Monday: C.'Kentucky Maxi' (rear) and C. macranthos (front). These were both supplied by Camiel de Jong (Garden Orchid).

Contribution from Jim McGregor 23 May 2013, 13:14top / bottom of page

Moving on, we have a Cypripedium calceolus hybrid supplied by Camiel as were all the Cypripediums on the exhibit. Next is a stand of Trillium camschatcense with our current plant of the month Chloranthus japonicus. The third picture below shows a group of a plant that always attracts the attention of visitors when we use it at Chelsea - Arisaema sikokianum.

Contribution from Jim McGregor 23 May 2013, 16:08top / bottom of page

Moving round again, we have more wodland style planting with a damper area towards the right hand end.

More Cypripedium calceolus hybrid in the centre of the next picture with Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' and Corydalis 'Craigton Blue' behind.

Another Cyp that was given an Award of Merit when the Joint Rock Committee visited the exhibit - C. fasciolatum x segawai, yet to be given a name. Also in the picture, two flowers of C. tibeticum

More Cypripedium 'Kentucky Maxi' with Fritillaria camschatcensis on the left.

Next was Cypripedium californicum - small flowers but several to a stem. Also on the right the beginnings of a planting of Primula sieboldii, here P.s. 'Blush'.

Going round the next corner, we have more P.sieboldii, as well as P. monroi and a planting of Dodecatheon pulchellum.

Round the corner now and the blue Iris is I. setosa and to the right is Dodecatheon dentatum.

The final corner was used to demonstrate the use of alpines in a modern courtyard garden, with raised beds, troughs and containers.

More Cypripedium and Arisaema in a shady raised bed:

The stylish slate troughs were made for us by Norman Read. Members will have seen the article describing how to make them in the March issue of our Journal, the Alpine Gardener.

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