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A Celebration of Caravanning

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Celebration of Caravanning designed by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club

With sponsors The Caravan Club, designer Jo Thompson will evoke the very best of what a break in Britain means.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Celebration of Caravanning designed by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club

Holidaying in the UK has never been more popular, and to inspire visitors to consider using caravans, a 1950s aluminium structure named Doris will form the focal feature of this garden. The design shows how a caravan can be part of your garden as a summerhouse or playhouse as well as a great, affordable way to holiday.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Celebration of Caravanning designed by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club

A palette of pink and cream planting including salvias and irises, as well as Wealden sandstone paths and timber walkways over running water will convey the delights of a touring holiday at home.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Celebration of Caravanning designed by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club

Blowsy roses of early summer and masses of cow parsley will nostalgically evoke country lanes and classic English country gardens. Jo’s contemporary take on traditional planting will be seen in the garden: tall, naked stems creating a height and also a ‘veil’ through to the rest of the planting.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 A Celebration of Caravanning designed by Jo Thompson for The Caravan Club

Plants list  

 

Alchemilla mollis
Stipa tenuissima
Styrax japonicus
Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Erigeron karvinskianus
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group'
Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'
Euphorbia x martinii
Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'
Gillenia trifoliata
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
Epimedium x warleyense
Agastache foeniculum
Cistus 'Alan Fradd'
Geranium phaeum 'Album'
Pimpinella major 'Rosea'
Silene fimbriata
Linum perenne
Aquilegia 'White Star'
Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night'
Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum'
Westringia fruticosa
Briza media
Anthriscus sylvestris
Rosa 'Our Beth'
Cistus monspeliensis
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'
Thalictrum 'Elin'
Rosa 'Macmillan Nurse'
Geranium pratense 'Plenum Album'
Delphinium x ruysii 'Pink Sensation'
Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Cotswold Beauty'
Designed by Jo Thompson