This year, RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s most highly decorated designer, Sarah Eberle, has designed Hillier’s show garden once more. Named ‘Hillier’s Spring’, the entire garden is themed around a single word which holds so many feelings of pleasure, growth and excitement – Spring!
The most eye-catching feature of the garden is a 4.3-metre high spring. Winding from one end of the garden to the other, this impressive structure draws the viewers gaze & frames the entire garden. At the heart of the spring, the coils gather together. Inside this is a pavilion area, providing a calm retreat with a wonderful view over the entrancing pool. Our bamboo decking and cladding enhances the serenity within, giving the viewer a sense of simple pleasure.
A number of other themes are also included in the garden, achieved with creative planting. As Sarah explained, “Hillier is famed for its trees so of course trees form a large part of the design. I have included many shaped trees, as well as trees that are suitable for pots for use in difficult spaces. There are also shaped shrubs, showing alternatives to traditional Box topiary which is so sadly suffering from Box blight.”
“To this end, we have included a modern parterre. It uses ground cover foliage plants, clipped yew columns of varying heights and has elements of flowers rising above the foliage in areas. We also highlight a number of small shrubs, which are so important for today’s gardeners as smaller-scale gardens are increasingly in the majority.”
Sarah Eberle & Hillier at Chelsea
Behind the Scenes
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