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Brilliance in Bloom Garden

By garden designer Charlie Bloom. Brilliance in Bloom was conceived as a garden for craftspeople in small organisations, to showcase their skills & dedication on a massive stage, shoulder to shoulder with giants of the industry.

Brilliance in Bloom Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Charlie Bloom

Every element of the garden exhibits the talents of designers & makers, working on tight budgets, collaborating to make beautiful spaces for people to enjoy.

Brilliance in Bloom Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Charlie Bloom

A piece of theatre, it has been created by a team of craftspeople, without massive sponsorship, just co-operation between trades. All materials are borrowed and will be reused.

Brilliance in Bloom Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Charlie Bloom

This garden started as a collaboration between designers and artists coming together. After the long selection process and highs and lows of designing on a shoestring, the garden was withdrawn due to unforeseen circumstances.

Brilliance in Bloom Garden Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 by garden designer Charlie Bloom

Due to the sheer kindness and tenacity of those involved, the garden was saved by the very people building it, and thankfully put back in, without relying on big sponsorship - purely down to a love of making gardens and a belief that this one deserved to be seen. The beauty in the garden has come about from the kindness of individuals prepared to show what can be achieved through collaboration.

Plant list

Verbena bonariensis
Phyllostachys aurea
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foeniculum vulgare
Helenium 'Wyndley'
Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Achillea millefolium 'Red Beauty'
Tulbaghia simmleri
Achillea 'Saucy Seduction'
Achillea 'Wesersandstein'
Verbascum rupestre
Ilex crenata