I initially dismissed this show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Dark materials don’t really lend themselves to a garden, particularly down here in the south where they’d become unbearably hot in the summer as well as looking a bit gloomy.
However, those ‘slots’ in the wall are worth a second look. They’re solar panels and they provide the energy to power the water feature. The benches are also a good space saving idea.
I can imagine manufacturers looking at these ideas and thinking of ways to make them a reality at a price people like me can afford.
That’s what Chelsea is all about.