L-P Chatsworth Garden wins Best Show Garden
How lucky with the weather we were today, Thursday 21 May 2015, and how lucky for the L-P Chatsworth/Chelsea team. The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson who sought his inspiration from Joseph Paxton's trout stream and rock garden, won the well deserved 'Best Show Garden'. It was fabulous to finally see it and what an enormous site it was to fill. The planting was very natural and looked like it had always been there. I couldn't help thinking how very proud the buttercups were to be presented at Chelsea!
It really captured the essence of the rock garden at Chatsworth with the stacked and overhanging rocks (which some of my friends can testify make a perfect spot to pose for a photo!) which really is on a scale hard to imagine until you see it. How exciting that visitors to the beautiful Peak District and of course Darley House, will be able to enjoy some aspects of this thrillingly challenging Chelsea garden at Chatsworth House. Made in Chelsea and Made in Derbyshire...sorry!
Darley House gardens were landscaped by Sir Joseph Paxton for his daughter in the 1840s and we are currently working to restore these to their former, but not too neat, glory. We still have space for buttercups...