One of the gardens that caught my eye at this year's Tatton Park Flower Show was the Revolution show garden designed by Phillippa Probert. It's a fabulous use of colour and plants that creates a inspirational effect. It's actually an office courtyard that has two separate themes. 'Order' at the front of the garden and 'chaos' at the back. "I used to have a very small office in large office block and there was never anywhere to escape for 5 minutes. It seemed like a nice idea, with things like the smoking ban,to create somewhere where people can escape the computer screen and take a break. So the idea is that this is an office courtyard, but the garden represents order versus chaos. The order is your everyday routine, the straight lines of the garden and the grid, the straight lines lead your eye to chaos, lots of different textures, plants everything in a chaotic matter."
The trouble is it doesn't look that chaotic, I simply love the colours, textures and plants she has used and in the autumn when the tulip trees start to take on their golden autumn hues it will look absolutely fantastic. But Phillippa if you need some help getting the chaos effect perfected, just ask. Apparently I'm an expert.
I'm not a very chaotic person.