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The Arthritis Research UK Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn

For his fifth year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn will create a show garden inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Italy for leading research charity Arthritis Research UK.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn

Inspired by the stunning gardens at Villa Lante and Villa d’Este, Hoblyn hopes to capture the drama, formality and beauty of these historic landscapes.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn

Whilst retaining all classical ideals of order associated with Renaissance gardens, the flamboyance and decadence will be stripped back to reveal a simpler and more minimal design, exploring the concept of man’s control over nature.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn

Water will form a central theme to the garden, incorporating three spectacular water features: a long fountain seat set against a backdrop of 30 powerful jets, a water cascade and a shallow mirror pool with infinity edge.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn

Weaving in his passion for creative planting, Hoblyn will focus on a formal Mediterranean style, with five majestic cypress trees providing a magnificent backdrop. Exclusive to RHS Chelsea 2012, the nasturtium ‘Red Emperor’ will be launched for the first time.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 The Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by garden designer Thomas Hoblyn

Plants list 

Alchemilla conjuncta
Allium nigrum
Artemisia stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'
Artemisia abrotanum
Artemisia absinthium
Artemisia alba
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana'
Atriplex hortensis
Borago pygmaea
Buxus sempervirens
Chamaemelum nobile 'Treneague'
Cotula hispida
Crambe maritima
Cupressus sempervirens
Cynara cardunculus
Echium candicans
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'
Geranium maderense
Helianthemum 'Henfield Brilliant'
Lavandula denta var candicans
Lavandula dentata
Linum perenne
Lotus hirsutus
Mentha longifolia subsp. Schimperi
Mentha requienii
Myrtus communis tarentina
Origanum dictamnus
Orlaya grandiflora
Osmanthus burkwoodii
Ozothamnus rosmarinifolium Silver Jubilee
Papaver rhoeas
Pelargonium ardens
Phyla nodiflora
Pittosporum tobira nanum
Quercus suber
Rhus crenata
Rosmarinus 'Boule'
Rosmarinus 'Tuscan Blue'
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Haifa'
Salivia officinalis
Salvia ‘Madelaine’
Salvia argentea
Salvia x sylvestris
Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana 'Edward Bowles'
Stipa tenuissima
Taxus baccata
Teucrium marum
Thymus 'Jekka'
Thymus coccineus
Thymus serpyllum Minimalist

Thomas Hoblyn

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