Create a Chelsea Flower Show, gold medal-worthy garden!

Create a Chelsea Flower Show, gold medal-worthy garden!

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With the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show drawing to a finale, we look at the prestigious garden event for inspiration on Creating a Chelsea Flower Show-worthy Garden. With a little planning and some top-tips from our experts at Hyundai power Equipment, you too can create a stunning garden, worthy of a gold medal!

Here are some steps to guide you:

Research and Inspiration:

  • Looking at past Chelsea Flower Show displays is a great starting point. Look for themes, designs, and plant choices that inspire you. This year's top themes include edible flowers, using salvaged, reclaimed and waste materials. Woodlands inspired gardens and the use of deadwood and using weeds as flowers.
  • Research various garden styles and themes to determine the look and feel you want to achieve.

Garden Design and Layout:

  • Start by creating a detailed garden design plan. Consider the size, shape, and features of your garden space.
  • Incorporate focal points such as sculptures, water features, or beautifully arranged flower beds. Chelsea garden designer and 2023 gold winner, Jihae Hwang, uses stunning large rocks and boulders in her show garden to bring an ambiance of the Korean Jiri mountains.
  • Plan pathways, seating areas, and other functional elements that enhance the garden's overall design.

Plant Selection:

  • Choose a variety of plants that will thrive in your local climate and soil conditions.
  • Aim for a balance of colour, texture, and height throughout the garden.
  • Keeping areas of lawn well maintained and manicured. Use a lawn edger and trimmer to define planted areas.  The Hyundai 20v cordless grass trimmer and edger is a great garden tool that will make this task a breeze.
  • Consider using a mix of perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees to create interest and provide year-round appeal. Easily trim and maintain shrubs with an electric garden trimmer such as the Hyundai 550W Electric Pruner and trimmer.

Planting and Maintenance:

  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds, improving drainage if necessary, and adding organic matter. Using a tiller can help you quickly and easily dig soil and prepare the ground for planting. For small-medium garden the Hyundai HYT1500E Electric Tiller is an excellent tool.
  • Plant your selected plants according to their specific requirements regarding sun exposure and spacing.
  • Regularly water, feed, and mulch your plants to promote healthy growth. 
  • Stay vigilant against pests and diseases and take appropriate measures to protect your plants.

Top tip: Recycle your grass cuttings into mulch to feed your grass and other plants. A mulching lawnmower, such as the Hyundai 42cm Lithium-Iion Battery will bring back valuable nutrients to your lawn and plants and act as natural fertiliser. 

Attention to Detail:

  • Pay close attention to the small details that make Chelsea Flower Show gardens stand out.
  • Create well-defined borders and edges using materials like stones, bricks, or metal edging.
  • Focus on immaculate grooming by deadheading spent flowers, pruning appropriately, and maintaining a tidy appearance. Use an long reach pruner like the Hyundai 20v Pruner  will help you reach higher shrubs and hedges whilst a  pruner like the Hyundai 20v 550w Hedge Trimmer and Pruner will easily tackle hedges and shrubs to get your garden looking neat and tidy in no time.

Additional Garden Elements:

  • Enhance your garden with additional features like trellises, arches, or raised beds. Even material using reusing old materials such as this year’s Chelsea garden by Cleve West, a winning Centerpoint garden set amongst the rubble of derelict Victorian terrace house.
  • Incorporate elements of art, such as sculptures or unique installations, to add visual interest.
  • Consider adding seating areas or outdoor structures like pergolas or gazebos for relaxation and enjoyment.

Continuous Learning and Adaptation:

  • Gardening is an ongoing learning process, so don't be afraid to experiment and make adjustments as needed.
  • Attend gardening workshops, read books, and gather knowledge from experienced gardeners to improve your skills.

Remember, a Chelsea Flower Show-worthy garden is a result of passion, dedication, and creativity. It may take time to achieve the desired level of grandeur, but with patience and perseverance, you can create a stunning garden that showcases your love for gardening and design.

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