- 1 RHS CHELSEA
- 2 This year’s Artisan Gardens – pics and details
- 3 Guide Dogs’ 90th Anniversary Garden
- 4 The Blue Diamond Forge Garden
- 5 Gardenforum News – Show News
- 6 Gardenforum Special Features – Chelsea
- 7 Blue Diamond wins at Chelsea
- 8 Two Guernsey gardens wow the judges at the Chelsea Flower Show
- 9 Forge garden scoops awards at Chelsea Flower Show
- 10 Chelsea Flower Show 2021: See every single medallist from the first ever Autumn show
The Blue Diamond Group will be exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time, and we are delighted to be allowed to do so. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held every two years in London. In spite of the fact that the Blue Diamond Group has previously participated in RHS Flower Shows and has routinely displayed its own brand of Fryer’s Roses, this is entirely new terrain for the company. A total of 37 garden centres have been opened by Blue Diamond Garden Centres in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands to date.
Name of the Garden
As a result, we have created and will be building an Artisan garden, which will be known as The Blue Diamond Forge Garden. Blue Diamond’s creative team worked together to create this piece of artwork.
Inspiration for the Blue Diamond Forge Garden
The Blue Diamond Forge Garden was inspired by the National Trust Forge in Branscombe, Devon, which dates back to the 15th century and is thought to be the world’s oldest working forge, still in operation today. The National Trust Forge in Branscombe, Devon, is thought to be the world’s oldest working forge, still in operation today. At the Forge in Branscombe, Simon Hall is the current resident Blacksmith, and he is now developing and fabricating one-of-a-kind handcrafted objects for us to use in our garden here at Chelsea.
This is a really nice and true link between our Forge Garden and the actual Forge from which we drew inspiration for our design choices.
Key Features of the Garden
The Forge in our Garden will have a thatched roof, similar to the original Forge in Branscombe, which will be one of the Garden’s key features. Natural materials will be used in the construction of our forge, which will be decorated with artwork and artifacts from former Blacksmiths who would have worked in the forge. In our garden, you will be able to see examples of the present Blacksmith’s work. In the current resident Blacksmith’s case, he is very much an artist Blacksmith who draws inspiration from the natural surroundings and then represents that inspiration in his work.
The Garden will also have a creek running through it, which will provide water to the Blacksmith.
Forge and Surrounding Garden / Plants in the Garden
It is a garden that is both naturalistic and functional in its design. Herbs and plants for culinary and medicinal purposes are interspersed with wildflowers and marginals along the creek that runs through the garden, creating an environment where the Blacksmith may find inspiration. The forge is situated in a natural forest environment, which offers the ideal backdrop, with trees, including fruit trees, forcing their way into the margins of the garden and supplying the Blacksmith with seasonal produce in the form of apples and pears.
Foliage climbs up the walls and over the top of the forge, clinging to the building and softening the edges to the point that the forge appears to be nearly one with the surrounding environment.
A list of the plants used in the show garden
COSMOS ‘Chocamocha’ is a kind of flowering plant. Chocolate Cosmos (Cocoa with Chocolate) Helenium ‘September Gold’ is a variety of Helenium. Helenium ‘Kleine Aprikose’ is a kind of sneezeweed. Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunray’ is a kind of sneezeweed. Tickseed ‘Sunray’ is a variety of tickseed. Loosestrife ‘Firecracker’ is a variety of the plant Lysimachia ciliata (Firecracker). Aster ‘Star of Love’ Masterwort (Aster ‘Star of Love’ Masterwort Cosmos ‘Eclipse’ Cosmos ‘Eclipse’ is a cosmological phenomenon.
the medicinal plant yam, Symphytum officinale Rudbeckia deamii is a kind of comfrey.
Sweet Coneflower (Rubeckia ‘Henry Eilers’) is a variety of Rubeckia.
Knappophia ‘Redhot Popsicle’ (Red Hot Poker) Red hot poker Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘Pierres Pure Pink’ Pink Lungwort Echinacea ‘Salsa Red’ Coneflower ‘Red Salsa’ Echinacea ‘Sundown’ Coneflower ‘Sundown’ Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘Pierres Pure Pink’ Pink Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ Lungwort Pulmonaria ‘ Caulis canadensis (Cornflower) Digitalis ‘Gold Crest’ Foxglove, often known as dwarf cornel or Bunchberry Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’ Monbretia Crocosmia ‘George Davison’ Monbretia Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’ Monbretia Fragaria vesca is a kind of plant.
- Strawberry in the wild Lychnis chalcedonica is a species of chalcedonica.
- Hypericum perforatum perforate is a kind of hypericum.
- John’s wort Gaura ‘Keralee’ Lindheimer’s Beeblossom is a variety of Gaura ‘Keralee’ Lindheimer’s Beeblossom.
- Iris foetisima is a kind of flower.
- Ivy ‘Clotted Cream’ is a variety of ivy.
- helix Common Ivy Parthanocissus hederaceae Clematis tangutica (Virginia Creeper) is a kind of vine that grows in Virginia.
- Fountain Grass is a kind of grass that grows in fountains.
Hakone grass is a kind of grass native to Japan.
Drooping sedge and weeping sedge are two names for the same plant.
Dracula (also known as the Black Dragon) is a mythical creature that lives in the underworld.
‘Wintergold’ is a kind of apple.
Medlar (common name) AQUATICS Cardamine pratensis is a kind of cardamine.
Baldelia ranunculoides is a kind of flowering plant.
Typha Latifalia is a kind of Latifalia.
Typha angustifolia is a kind of flower.
Ivy-leaved Toadflax Geranium robertianum is a kind of Geranium.
Archangel Michael the Yellow Rumex acetosa is a kind of rumex.
Common Stinging ‘Red Thunder’ Sanguisorba (Nettle) is a great burnet.
Rhinanthu minor (Horseweed) is a yellow flowering plant.
Woodland Strawberry Selinum wallichianum is a kind of selinum.
FERNS Asplenium scolopendrium is a kind of asplenium.
Japanese Shield Fern is a kind of fern that grows in Japan.
Osmunda regalis is a regal lady.
Deer Fern, Blechnum Spicant Hard Fern, Blechnum Spicant Hard Fern SHRUBSBerberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ is a variety of thunbergii.
Rose Queen Japanese barberry (Berberis ‘Rose Queen’) The scientific name for this plant is Euonymus europaeus.
Origanum vulgare (often known as oregano) is a herb that grows in the Mediterranean region. Rosenkuppel Ornamental is a horticultural company in Rosenkuppel, Germany. Oregano Cauliflower (Daucus carota), wild carrot Thymus officinalis Thyme (Thymus officinalis)
This year’s Artisan Gardens – pics and details
This year, there are a total of 27 Chelsea gardens, which are separated into six categories, which are as follows: SixShow Gardens is a horticultural show garden located in the heart of the city of SixShow. SixSanctuary Gardens are located in the area. Five-Balcony Gardens is a place where you may relax and unwind. FiveContainer Gardens are a type of container garden that has five containers in it. A trio of specialized gardens (Plus theHouseplant Studios) Lastly, these are the two Artisan Gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021.
A breathtaking landscape with a tribute to the master craftsman is created by including them as pockets of color that can be absorbed in from a single viewpoint.
Guide Dogs’ 90th Anniversary Garden
Adam Woolcott is a fashion designer. Jonathan Smith’s full name is Jonathan Smith. Landscapes created by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association www.conwaylandscapes.com Chelsea 2021 will host the Guide Dogs for the Blind 50th Anniversary Garden. This landscape, created to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the association’s very first guide dog partnerships, depicts the journey of a person who has lost their sight. A tale is told via sculpture and sensory components in the evocative wildflower garden about a family that, with the assistance of their guide dog, transitions from a world of darkness and fear to one of richness, acceptance and joy.
The garden is divided into two sections: one symbolizing isolation, which is characterized by ferns and dark foliage plants with minimal bloom color, and the other containing a single seated lonely person, and the second representing community.
Some plants are displayed in large blocks of brightly contrasting colors to make them more visible to those who are partly blind.
The garden will be filled with a variety of wildflowers that bloom in September as well as late blooming perennials.
The Blue Diamond Forge Garden
A group of designers known as the Blue Diamond Group www.bluediamond.gg Conquest Creative Spaces (www.conquestspaces.co.uk) was the contractor. Chelsea 2021 will feature the Blue Diamond Forge Garden. The second Artisan Garden was inspired by a forge held by the National Trust at Branscombe, Devon, and is located in the town of Branscombe. It has been in use for centuries, with each blacksmith having left their stamp on the garden that surrounds it, which serves as an inspiration for them to build iron works of beauty.
Perhaps the most impressive structure in the garden is a massive blacksmith’s forge that looks to have been on the site for hundreds of years.
In order to illustrate how legacy and traditions can be preserved while simultaneously embracing current requirements without losing its artisan characteristics – principles shared by The Blue Diamond Group – the garden will be designed in three phases.
Food-grade herbs and medicinal plants are interspersed with wildflowers and marginals along the creek, which winds its way through the terrain and pushes upwards through openings in the cobbled flooring. To see all of our coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, visit our Chelsea Flower Show home page.
Gardenforum News – Show News
Blue Diamond Group is a company. It was revealed today that The Blue Diamond Group, the second biggest garden centre group in the United Kingdom, will build a special Artisan Garden for the famed RHS Chelsea Flower Show when it returns to London in September (20-26 thSeptember). A collaborative design by the team at The Blue Diamond Group, who have pooled their resources to build their first garden at the exhibition, the Blue Diamond Forge Garden is a showcase for their talents. For the creation of the garden, the team is collaborating with multi-award winning landscape designer Ross Conquest and his firm Conquest Creative Spaces.
- Blue Diamond Forge Gardenin effect is a historical record of Blacksmiths over the years, a relaxing and inspiring place to be, as well as a functioning forge situated in a highly naturalistic, yet practical, environment.
- Besides giving inspiration for the resident Blacksmith’s metalwork, an abundance of edible plants, medicinal herbs, and a creek that runs through the garden also give food and water to those who live nearby.
- According to Alan Roper, the Blue Diamond Group’s Managing Director, “We have exhibited in many RHS shows over the years under our Fryer’s Roses brand, but we are proud and excited to be creating our first Blue Diamond garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.
- Although the Blue Diamond Group is proud of its history, it is always adapting to remain relevant to today’s customers.
Together, we wanted to build a landscape that represented the essence of The Blue Diamond Group, which we accomplished by drawing inspiration from the skilled technique of blacksmithing and the ancient Branscombe Forge, which I have personally visited several times over the last 40 years!” www.bluediamond.gg
Gardenforum Special Features – Chelsea
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 presented the Blue Diamond Forge Garden with the title for Best Artisan Garden, as well as a Silver Award, which was presented yesterday. This is a fantastic accomplishment for the Blue Diamond Group, not the least of which is the fact that this is the first time the Group has shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. “RHS Chelsea has given us with a tremendous platform to exhibit the skills inside the Blue Diamond Group,” remarked Alan Roper, Managing Director of the Blue Diamond Group, upon receiving the prizes.
- They received excellent support from Conquest Creative Spaces and Cherry Carmen throughout the process.
- It was inspired by the National Trust’s Branscombe Forge in Devon, which dates back to the 15th Century.
- Simon Hall, the resident blacksmith at Branscombe Forge, has generously agreed to assist the Blue Diamond team on their show garden journey, and will be spending time at the Garden this week and next Thursday, demonstrating his craft.
- As part of its demonstration of current blacksmithing and how metalwork has progressed through time from fish hooks to sculptures and garden art, the garden also includes examples of contemporary blacksmiths who draw inspiration from the natural world around them.
- A functioning forge is represented by the colors of its leaves and blossoms, which reflect the colors of the flames, embers, and soot that may be seen there.
- After the event, the Blue Diamond Forge Garden will be completely reconstructed at Bridgemere Show Gardens (which is part of the Blue Diamond-owned Bridgemere Garden Centre), in Nantwich, Cheshire, where it will be shown among other RHS Award-Winning Gardens.
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Blue Diamond wins at Chelsea
The Chelsea Flower Show’s Best Artisan Garden award went to a garden dedicated to blacksmithing, which earned the award for Best Artisan Garden. Designed by the Blue Diamond Group, which was formed in Guernsey, the Blue Diamond Forge Garden received a silver award for its efforts. Alan Roper, the managing director of Blue Diamond Group, was overjoyed with the honor, especially given that it was the team’s first visit to Chelsea Stadium. ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea has presented us with an excellent chance to highlight the abilities of the Blue Diamond Group,’ he stated.
- There is a thatched roof forge and hand-crafted pieces of metalwork produced by Branscombe Forge blacksmith Simon Hall in the garden, which was inspired by the National Trust property Branscombe Forge in Devon that dates back to the 15th century.
- ‘I am happy with the way the garden has turned out and have already received many positive remarks from guests,’ Mr Roper added.
- A stream, realistic trees, and flowers in colors associated with a working forge are all featured in the garden.
- It will be recreated at Bridgemere Exhibition Gardens in Nantwich, Cheshire, following the show, where it will be shown with other RHS award-winning gardens.nnnn The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2021 will run till Sunday.
Two Guernsey gardens wow the judges at the Chelsea Flower Show
Guernsey’s entries at the Chelsea Flower Show have taken home several prestigious accolades. After entering the event for the first time this year, the Blue Diamond Forge Garden was recognized with the Best Artisan Garden award as well as a silver award for its efforts. The Blue Diamond Forge Garden, which was inspired by the National Trust’s Branscombe Forge in Devon, which dates back to the 15th century, commemorates the blacksmithing skill. The Forge Garden of the Blue Diamond. Blue Diamond Limited is the source of this image.
Clematis from Guernsey, grown by Raymond Evison, was also awarded the prestigious President’s Award for his presentation in the Great Pavilion, as well as a gold medal.
He utilized 30,000 clematis flowers in a variety of colors, including purple, white, and pink, to construct the doorway.
During this time, the plants were chopped down and placed in cold storage in order to preserve them fresh for the event that followed. Clematis from Raymond Evison’s garden. Credit:ITV
Forge garden scoops awards at Chelsea Flower Show
Updated at 2:36 p.m. The date is October 6, 2021. At the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a garden inspired by Branscombe Forge, near Axminster, took home two accolades for its design. This was their first year exhibiting at the expo, which took place in January. And the Blue Diamond Forge Garden takes home the award for Best Artisan Garden, as well as a Silver Award. The Chelsea Flower Show presented the prize for the Best Artisan Garden. – Image courtesy of the National Trust Simon Hall, the resident blacksmith at Branscombe Forge and a third generation blacksmith, began learning the trade when he was nine years old, learning the trade from his grandfather, uncle, and father.
The colors of the leaves of the trees and flowers in the garden were reminiscent of the colors of a forge, which included fires, embers, and soot.
Simon Hall at work- Photo courtesy of the National Trust In the words of Simon Hall, blacksmith at Branscombe Forge, “It’s been a pleasure to be engaged in the project at Chelsea Flower Show and to combine the skill of blacksmithing with the beauty of nature to make items that will be shown in the Blue Diamond Artisan Garden.” The event was an excellent chance to demonstrate the 50 years of family skills that had been passed down to me, but it was also an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that traditional blacksmithing is still alive and well.” The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea has presented us with an excellent chance to display the abilities of the Blue Diamond Group.
Our garden was originally conceived and designed by employees within the group, who then collaborated with Conquest Creative Spaces and Project Consultant, Cherry Carmen, to bring the Blue Diamond Forge Garden to life.
I am delighted with how the garden has turned out, and we have received many positive comments from visitors to the show about it, with many expressing surprise that the forge was constructed in only two weeks, and that its authenticity gives the impression that it has always been in the grounds of Chelsea.” The Blue Diamond Forge Garden, on the other hand, will not be returning to Devon following the event.
A complete replica of the show will be constructed in Bridgemere Gardens in Cheshire.
Chelsea Flower Show 2021: See every single medallist from the first ever Autumn show
2:36 p.m. (Eastern) October 6, 2021 is the date set for this event. This year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show included a garden that was inspired by Branscombe Forge, near Axminster, and which received two prizes. Their first appearance at the event was this year, which marked the company’s debut. Also receiving a Silver Award is the Blue Diamond Forge Garden, which was voted Best Artisan Garden. The Chelsea Flower Show’s Best Artisan Garden Award was given to Photograph courtesy of the National Trust.
Simon is a third generation blacksmith who began learning the trade at the age of nine and has since passed the skills on to his father, uncle and grandad.
Photograph courtesy of the National Trust.
The event provided an excellent chance to demonstrate the 50 years of family skills that had been passed down to me, but it also demonstrated that traditional blacksmithing is still alive and well.” Having the chance to display the abilities of the Blue Diamond Group at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been a terrific experience for us!
It is wonderful how the garden turned out, and we have had many positive remarks from visitors to the show about it.
Bridgemere Gardens in Cheshire will be the site of the complete installation.
Best Show Garden
Guangzhou Guangzhou Garden is located in China. In addition, he is a gold medalist. Peter Chmiel collaborated with Chin-Jung Chen on this design. The Guangzhou Garden will be featured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021.
Best Construction Award (Show Garden)
Garden dedicated to the Trailfinders’ 50th Anniversary In addition, he is a gold medalist. Stewart Landscape Construction was in charge of the construction. Garden dedicated to the Trailfinders’ 50th anniversary. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place in 2021.
Best Sanctuary Garden and Best Construction Award (Artisan/Sanctuary Garden)
The Garden of Psalm 23 is a project of the Bible Society. In addition, he is a gold medalist. Sarah Eberle created the design. The Psalm 23 Garden is a project of the Bible Society. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place in 2021.
Best Artisan Garden
The Blue Diamond Forge Garden was also a silver medalist in the competition. The Blue Diamond Group’s design team created this piece. Show Gardens are gardens that are put on display for visitors to see. The M G Garden will be shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021. Mountain Don at the Yeo Valley Organic Garden. Photo by Monty Don. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place in 2021.
- Guangzhou China: Guangzhou Garden
- The Trailfinders’ 50th Anniversary Garden
Sanctuary Gardens are a type of botanical sanctuary. Arboretums of Refuge The tranquility of Bangkok Garden will be on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021.
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 will include a tranquil Bangkok Garden.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will include a Finnish Soul Garden – A Nordic Heritage Seaside Garden in 2021. Show Gardens are gardens that are put on display for visitors to see.
- In the Florence Nightingale Garden, modern-day nursing is celebrated in a unique way.
Nurses from all around the world come together at the Florence Nightingale Garden to celebrate modern-day nursing. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place in 2021.
- Bodmin Jail is located in 60° East and is known as “A Garden Between Continents.”
Located at 60 degrees East, Bodmin Jail serves as a “Garden Between Continents.” Finding Our Way: A Tribute Garden to the National Health Service at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 The Artisan Gardens at the 2021 Chelsea Flower Show will feature a Parsley Box Garden.