Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:16
Thanks Busy. I didn't get them all and, as you can see, some intrigued or impressed me more than others so more photos.
For me, the Potters Garden and Topiarists garden are the best of the Artisan gardens and, on the whole, more inventive and also more achievable by we ordinary gardens. I didn't like the Fresh gardens.
Of the main gardens, the St George's garden grows on me every time I look at the pics again and I could quite happily take home all of the Heros' garden and the planting in the Stoke garden. Cleve West had lovely plants and combinations but also some I really didn't like and I don't want a desert oasis for a garden. I found the Best in Show and Daily Telegraph gardens rather sterile and boring. Don't want those either.
Great day out but I got home on Wednesday evening to find my village had had a humdinger of a hailstorm on Tuesday night which has completely wiped out my 8 huge rhubarb plants, denuded one of my blueberries, scalped and shredded 2 blackcurrants, 3 clematis, all my hostas, some newly planted ligularia, geums and cleomes, fuchsias in hanging baskets, all my newly potted up tomatoes and chillies and other seedlings. Very dispirited about the whole thing.