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Garden Style (With a little bit of Fashion)

Green Patrol: Frocks and Florals

The Fashion & Gardens exhibition at The Garden Museum brings together images and ideas from my two favourite fields. From the bizarre (real flowers in water bottles inserted into Marie-Antoinette wigs), to the dramatic (an orchid hat by Philip Treacy) the tiny exhibition is a lesson in garden history and a celebration of the power of garden style and its influence on fashion. And you also get to enjoy a dramatic hanging floral installation by artist Rebecca Louise Law. Get down there and see it for yourself.

Green Patrol: On Site

We’ve nearly finished this roof terrace in Kensington. After cladding the floor in wide hardwood decking, we added tall white planters and a Buxus hedge around the perimeter. It looks beautiful uplit at night, and a semi-circle exterior sofa will sit in the octagonal space.

Green Patrol: Chaos Theory

Charles Jenck’s swirling landform looked sublime in the winter light this new year in Edinburgh. It sits outside the Scottish National Gallery  of Modern Art.

Green Patrol: Chaos Theory

Charles Jenck’s swirling landform looked sublime in the winter light this new year in Edinburgh. It sits outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Green Patrol: Bird’s Eye View

I was up on a roof terrace in Chelsea today, looked down, and saw this clever design for a tiny slip of a courtyard. The white walls and mirrors increase the sense of space and brighten up what could just be a dark and mean  back yard.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Bird’s Eye View

I was up on a roof terrace in Chelsea today, looked down, and saw this clever design for a tiny slip of a courtyard. The white walls and mirrors increase the sense of space and brighten up what could just be a dark and mean back yard.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: On Site 

We’ve finished this garden in Battersea. The brick paving and raised beds were already there, but we took out some self-seeded vast trees, and added smart and formal Buxus balls set against a Taxus hedge. All the plants are evergreen, except for the white Cyclamen, so this garden should look elegant throughout the year. 

Photographs by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: On Site

The hardwood deck goes down on a small roof terrace floor in Kensington. The boards are 145mm wide, and look more like beautiful interior floorboards than traditional garden decking.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: On Site

The hardwood deck goes down on a small roof terrace floor in Kensington. The boards are 145mm wide, and look more like beautiful interior floorboards than traditional garden decking.

Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Juicy

Somerset grapes. This vine is intertwined with Wisteria, and trained up the front of a thatched cottage.
Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Juicy

Somerset grapes. This vine is intertwined with Wisteria, and trained up the front of a thatched cottage.
Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Kitsch Bitch: Booted Out

Novelty planter, spotted in Somerset .
Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Kitsch Bitch: Booted Out

Novelty planter, spotted in Somerset .
Photograph by Harriet Worsley

Green Patrol: Arched

Apples growing over one metal arch, and another matching arch used within a Taxus hedge. Shot today in Norfolk.

Photographs by Harriet Worsley

House Proud: Outside In I have country house envy after a weekend with interiors expert Chantal Rankine in Somerset. She’s painted her hall in dark blue, and added her own mural of trees and birds. Magic.