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The Jo Whiley Scent Garden

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden is designed by Tamara Bridge, 2015 RHS Young Designer of the Year, and Kate Savill. The Garden is one the ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments.

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden By garden designer Tamara Bridge.

The theme of this garden is scent memories and the design duo have asked fragrance designer Jo Malone to help create the garden, which will include aromas that transport you to a time or place such as woodland walks, rain on warm paving, fresh earth and new leaf growth, or freshly cut flowers from the garden.

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden By garden designer Tamara Bridge

A beautiful sunny border in the foreground acts as a foil to the calming dappled shade of the woodland edge planting deeper into the garden. The garden draws attention to the power that scents of garden plants can have to improve mood, lift our spirits and make us feel good.Both Jo Malone and Jo Whiley will join first time RHS Chelsea designers Tamara and Kate in the build up to the show to help with planting.

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden By garden designer Tamara Bridge

BBC Radio 2 Presenter, Jo Whiley, says: “It's not an understatement to say that working on a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show is a dream come true. I've been going to Chelsea for years as a gardening enthusiast and can't wait to be on the other side, working with designers Tamara Bridge and Kate Savill and the fragrant Jo Malone to create our very own scent garden. I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty and doing whatever it takes to create a truly heavenly scented garden for everyone to enjoy.”

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden By garden designer Tamara Bridge

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden is one of the five ‘Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’, which are celebrating BBC Radio 2’s fiftieth anniversary and are named after different BBC Radio 2 Presenters.

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden By garden designer Tamara Bridge

Plant list

Alchemilla mollis
Angelica archangelica
Thymus vulgaris
Cynara cardunculus
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Dryopteris filix-mas
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Thymus serpyllum
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
Origanum vulgare
Tellima grandiflora
Alchemilla erythropoda
Mentha piperita 'Chocolate Mint'
Mentha pulegium
Epimedium x rubrum
Luzula nivea
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fen's Ruby'
Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'
Sanguisorba menziesii
Festuca amethystina
Stachys byzantina
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead'
Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'
Geranium sylvaticum 'Album'
Viola riviniana 'Purpurea'
Cenolophium denudatum
Papaver somniferum 'Black Peony'
Rosa 'Iceberg'
Rosa 'Munstead Wood'
Scabiosa columbaria subsp. ochroleuca
Briza media
Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais'
Allium 'Mont Blanc'
Melica altissima 'Alba'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Garnet Schist'
Campanula lactiflora 'Alba'
Salvia bulleyana
Epimedium ilicifolium
Centaurea 'Jordy'
Astrantia major 'Florence'
Hosta 'Purple Heart'
Geranium nodosum 'Svelte Lilac'
Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' (Cocktails Series)
Zizia aurea
Rosa 'Night Owl'
Designed by Tamara Laver