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Take Chelsea Home

Get the Chelsea look in your own garden with our pick of some great ideas from the show

 No garden? You can still grow your own veg

Fruit and veg are bursting from a host of different containers in The Miracle-Gro'wers Learning Journey Garden in the Great Pavilion. Pots, baskets and boxes are crammed with peppers, tomatoes, chillis blackberries and more, all within the confines of a small courtyard-size garden.
Read more on growing container fruit and veg

The planting's on the wall

If you can't plant on the horizontal, what about the vertical? Green walls are everywhere at Chelsea, from the B&Q Garden's huge green tower to The Magistrates' Garden where a colourful wall is planted with stripes of Begonia rex, Tiarella ninja, Epimedium rubrum and Ajuga, to name just a few.
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Graceful acers for every garden

Every garden should make space for a beautiful acer, and because there are so many varieties of varying sizes and colours there's sure to be one to add a graceful flourish to your borders or pots. Visit Ishikara Kazuyuki's Design Laboratory Garden which shows off the huge range you could choose from - there are at least ten to be admired.
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Transport yourself to the Mediterranean

If yours is one of the gardens in the South East struggling with low rainfall, drought-tolerant plants could be well worth trying. Visit A Monaco Garden to see citrus flourishing beside succulents and other sun-loving plants from the Mediterranean, and give them a try in well-drained hot spots in your own garden.
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Green up your roof

If you're thinking of a green roof for your own garden, there are ideas aplenty at Chelsea. From The Skyshades Garden's sedum, to A Monaco Garden's lavender roof to RBC'S New Wild Garden, which has wild flowers planted on a refurbished shipping container, the sky's the limit.
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Get your garden buzzing with life

Encourage more birds and insects into your garden by adding a few of their favourite plants plus an insect box or two. The Skyshades Garden was buzzing with bees even before it was completed thanks to its choice of plants, while The RBC New Wild Garden has gorgeous insect boxes that are a work of art in their own right.
Read more on wildlife gardening

Add a focal point with a specimen tree

Specimen trees, like these in the Irish Sky Garden, add a focal point to gardens large or small, and if you train or clip them you'll be able to control the size and shape. See them also in the B&Q Garden, which has umbrella-trained mulberry trees and pleached limes, great inspiration to help you create your own designs at home
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Grow your veg, herbs and flowers together

Who says that your veg plot has to be separate from your flower borders? The M&G Garden really packs a punch at showing how ornamental vegetables can look interspersed with clematis and roses. The raised beds are bursting with herbs & colourful produce, beautiful and edible - A really practical way to add Chelsea ideas to your garden this year.
Read more on growing herbs in containers
 

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