Daily Garden : Tom’s 2010 Chelsea Gold

tom stuart smith chelsea flower show 2010 gold medal garden

There really isn’t a show garden that Tom Stuart Smith has built that I am not a fan of.  This is his 2010 entry for the Chelsea Flower Show.  Having won best in show many times, he is the modern King of Chelsea.  This year’s version, while not voted ‘best in show’ is as beautiful as any that went before.

tom stuart smith chelsea flower show 2010 gold medal garden pool boxwood
Boxwood grown to be a bulging hedge is a very modern nod to English style, don’t you think?

tom stuart smith chelsea flower show 2010 gold medal garden pool boxwood wildflowers

Combining the formal boxwood with the casual beauty of wildflowers (here created with, among others, pincushion flower, ginger, euphorbia, and irises) is a really appealing look.  Did you go to chelsea? What was your favorite garden?

images from crocus’s chelsea flower show blog.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. Crystal Rose on June 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    It is really refreshing to see gardens designed by Tom Smith. He can make ordinary plants look differently just like those boxwoods. Although I am more of a “realist” but the boxwoods of how they were put there with those different sizes in no particular order, captivated my eye.

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