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Quilted Velvet by Tony Smith

The Quilted Velvet Garden, created by garden designer Tony Smith, brings to life Quilted Velvet's message of a little bit of luxury every day.

Quilted velvet - chelsea flower show 2009

The garden is based on a dream, taking the form of a long, arduous journey through the everyday world of work and domestic chores, eventually arriving at a place of comfort and luxury.

Quilted velvet - chelsea flower show 2009

The foreground invites the onlooker into a sunken bed of lavender busy Lizzies, punctuated by rising stepping stones winding around a central seating area filled with oversized quilted cushions which provide a haven of comfort to reflect Quilted Velvet's softness.

Quilted velvet - chelsea flower show 2009

A raised area behind the protective purple slate walls creates a strong contrast with this softness, densely planted with spiky yuccas, palms and cordylines, while the surrounding asymmetric walls create varied perspectives into the garden.

The design is completed by three cypress trees standing between the stepping stones in the garden, with just one tree appearing behind them. This reflects Quilted Velvet's commitment to ensure that three trees are replanted for every one it uses.

Plants list

You can read more about each plant by clicking the links below. Add any of these plants to you own 'Plants I want' list.

Cordyline australis
Yucca gloriosa
Astelia chathamica
Impatiens 'Cupido Pink'