Jo Thompson’s beautiful FreeForm garden won the “People’s Choice” at the show.
Brewin Dolphin have donated plants and sculptures from their 2012 and 2016 Chelsea Flower Show gardens to Horatio’s Garden Salisbury and Scotland.
Jo’s garden featured delicate, pretty planting creating the feeling of an ornamental meadow set against the vibrant green of the landscape. The planting wass loose and energetic, to reflect the setting, and the colour palette is created from soft, delicate shades of pink and lavender. Garden areas are lined with rosa canina, peonies, irises and dahlias. Four huge old maples and two hornbeams created a glade of trees, sitting with the surrounding parkland and swathes of wild flower meadow surround the garden.