Drought Tolerant Gardening in Chelsea – Bagicha Bazaar



Jorge Rodriguez shared today’s photos, which show a beautiful view of Jorge designed for the garden. Chelsea Flower Show. Chelsea is one of the world’s premier garden shows, with countless designers creating gardens to showcase a variety of design ideas.

The heat wave of 2022 presented a huge challenge to the maintenance of traditional British gardens. With the increasing presence of climate change, irrigation installations and high water costs, along with the ban on hose pipes, British gardeners will have to rethink their choice of plants. Ultimately, our garden aims to demonstrate a climate change resistant planting scheme and how it can be incorporated into an attractive, functional urban garden.

Our garden is designed to maximize the limited space of typical urban gardens, while adapting to our changing climate through the use of drought tolerant plants. Sustainability is emphasized through the garden with materials used in construction that are of natural, bio-composite provenance.

A drought tolerant display garden with a variety of unique containersUpon entering the garden, you are greeted by a sentinel freestanding. Albizia Julibrissin (Zones 5-9) Trees planted in a large soil plant. The filigree canopy provided by the silk tree creates the feeling of an enclosed shelter, and the loose feathery texture of the foliage contrasts sharply with the striking lines in the rest of the garden.

Large planter box containers of various heightsAgainst the back wall is a series of three large, staggered containers. The angles of these containers are broken up by a combination of soft-textured plants and plants cascading over the edges.

The end of planting in a clay potTake a closer look at the soil planter

A sitting area in the garden with a mirror that reflects the plants.An interior seating area invites a visiting guest to enter, and a mirror placed next to it reflects the plantings in the front bed and further breaks up the final look of the garden.

Another view of the display gardenThe soft color palette of the flowers grown in the highest rear container contrasts with the saturated dark slate back wall cladding. Adding a dark background and bright party borders also makes the eye think the garden is bigger.

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