Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Just had to do one last post from the Chelsea Flower Show.

'A Celebration of Caravanning Garden' brought back the dreamy nostalgia and payed tribute to the most British of pastimes, caravanning. It was designed by Jo Thompson, and the idea came to Jo "... after seeing the fantastic collection of retro-style trailers on the Isle of Wight whilst on holiday last year."

The 'staycation'-inspired idea that Jo created offers a modern twist on a traditional country garden, plus it was the first time a caravan was brought to the show!

It also highlighted other examples of how a caravan can be used as part of your garden design; as guest accommodation, a home office, a relaxing summer house, or a playhouse for the kids.

I loved these curved benches on a steel post, available from Auspicious furniture and the way they floated above the channeled water feature!

A hammock tucked away behind a privacy screen brought in a patriotic touch by the feminised flag patchwork fabric.

{all images belong to Iced VoVos, please link back if you use them}

Summer colours such as fondant fancy pink, sherbet lemon yellows and pistachio ice cream greens were all present in the plants that you might see when walking through the countryside or through fields and woodland.

If you would like to see more photos from the Chelsea Flower Show, I have put them all on my
Marina Saclley Studio Facebook Page



  1. It's a really shiny and cute caravan, very nostalgic.
    The modern lines of the benches contrast really well with the cottagey look of the garden x

  2. How gorgeous is this?! The Chelsea Flower Show is on my (long!) list of places I need to go in my life. I think it would be like heaven for a flower lover like me!

    Have a great week Marina :)

    Abbey x

  3. ooh - i missed this post before - have been terribly busy - but what a gorgeous garden! wit & gardens are such a great mix. x


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