Made up after garden makeover

Posted on 26th September 2014

It has been a truly crazy week and I am so ready to collapse into this weekend!  I have so much garden and design inspiration squelching around in my head it’s going to take a few nights of restless sleep to allow it all to be absorbed, filtered and filed. .

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Brewin Dolphin Garden Matthew Childs Design

RHS Chelsea 2014 lined with Silver-Gilt

Posted on 24th July 2014

I have only recently landed back on planet earth after my first RHS Chelsea experience and wow what an experience.  My biggest garden design challenge to date, which was 9 months in the planning and by the time The Brewin Dolphin garden materialised on Main avenue for show week I really did feel like I [...]

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Liquidamber Worplesdon espalliers, 2.2m clear stem, head dimensions, 1.75 - 2m wide x 1.5m tall, 20-25cm girth, head detail (4) (1280x853)

#RHSChelsea Tree Hunt

Posted on 14th April 2014

It’s the final countdown (fidgets nervously in chair)… in just over two weeks we will be on site at the Royal Hospital Chelsea starting the build of The Brewin Dolphin garden.  There is a really big team of people working behind the scenes to bring the garden to life and since September we have been [...]

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Spring is in the air

Posted on 25th February 2014

A couple of days of sunshine and a mild start to the year is making it feel like spring has come early.  I spent the weekend skipping around the garden Dick Van Dyke style surrounded by frolicking spring flowers craving my attention.  Lots of weeding and pruning took place as we battle through the overgrowth [...]

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Winter’s never smelt so good

Posted on 3rd February 2014

Two months have passed since my last blog and it’s not because I have been in hibernation.  In fact this Winter has been full of activity.  Preparations for Chelsea occupy my every waking hour… I even dream Chelsea, usually relieved to wake in the morning to find that I haven’t got one day left before [...]

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