Great night organized by NIGWA and hosted by Dawson’s Garden World with Wes Fleming from Fleming’s Nurseries, Victoria. Wes talked about the ‘Chelsea Experience’. For eight of the past nine years Fleming’s Nurseries and their partners have presented the Trailfinders ‘Australian Gardens’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This year at Chelsea the judges awarded the Australian Garden the ‘Best Show Garden Award’ for an inspirational, innovative and sustainable garden designed by Phillip Johnson that offers a relaxing and inviting ecosystem within an Australian urban environment. A fantastic achievement that represents the culmination of experience gained over the last 8 years of participation.
According to Wes, the Chelsea experience “has generated enormous positive media attention for the Australian Horticultural Industry on the world stage, and particularly within Australia, while at the same time adding a unique element to the Chelsea Flower show itself.”
Wes and his team now plan to focus on projects closer to home with an emphasis on education about the necessity for open usable green spaces for health and well being in urban environments.
See http://www.flemings.com.au/chelsea.asp for more on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show entries that have been submitted by Fleming's and their partners over the years.