Ars Longa, Flora Brevis: The Poetry Lover’s Garden inspires beautiful art

Artist Anne-Marie Butlin was so moved by my Poetry Lover's Garden at Chelsea 2017 that she made a series of stunning oil paintings which transform the ephemerality of the show garden into permanent artistic life, blending poetry, horticulture and painting. Like This Lime Tree Bower My Prison, the Coleridge poem on which my garden is based, her work gives us “the chance to contemplate and meditate, and remember our connection with the natural world”. www.anne-mariebutlin.com.

Video : RHS The Poetry Lover's Garden

Watch the video to see how the award winning garden was created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

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An Award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show Could Be Yours!

Fiona is offering garden lover’s a unique opportunity to have a little piece of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 for their own garden.

Poetry Lover’s Garden Scoops Silver Medal

We are delighted to announce that Fiona Cadwallader has been awarded a Silver Medal for her debut Artisan Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Poetry Lover’s Garden Online Show Leaflet

Read all about The Poetry Lover’s Garden designed by Fiona Cadwallader

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GET LYRICAL AT CHELSEA!

Gardens have inspired great poems throughout history, from Homer’s Garden of Alcinous to Milton’s Paradise Lost, through to Elizabeth Jenning’s In a Garden.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Aims to Inspire Budding Poets

Gardens have inspired great poems throughout history, from Homer’s Garden of Alcinous to Milton’s Paradise Lost, through to Elizabeth Jenning’s In a Garden.

Poetry Loving Garden Designer Showcases Her Own Sculptural Design Skills

First time Chelsea Designer Fiona Cadwallader will not only be showcasing her garden design skills in The Poetry Lover’s Garden, at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. She will also be exhibiting her creative design flair, having produced her own bespoke range of metalwork features for the garden.

Carefully Curated Plants for Poetry Lover’s Garden

When considering plants and trees for a show garden inspired by a poem entitled ‘This Lime Tree Bower my Prison’ the starting point would have to be the lime trees.

 'This Lime Tree Bower My Prison' – The Poem that inspired an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

Fiona Cadwallader’s first RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden was inspired by this 1797 Romantic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge entitled 'This Lime Tree Bower My Prison' below:

Chelsea Debut With Poetry Lovers Artisan Garden

Gardens in the ‘Artisan’ category at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show are often quite traditional and whilst there are certainly historic literary inspirations and references in this garden there are also some striking modern elements such as the stainless steel water feature and curvaceous chaise, both designed by Fiona whose talents also extend to product and interior design.

Fiona Cadwallader’s Garden Design is accepted by RHS

Fiona Cadwallader’s is delighted to announce that she has had her first show garden design accepted by the RHS for Chelsea Flower in May 2017.

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