Earlier this week we spent a very enjoyable day with our friends Helen & Pete. We started with a nice lunch and then went to the Chelsea Flower Show. I'm not a gardener but I do appreciate flowers and nice gardens...and nice lunches come to that!
We took lots of photographs but it was the Massachusetts garden that I wanted to show you. The stream in the garden is not water and the flowers in it are not real but made from leather applique, as are the flowers on the wall at the back.
The applique flowers were created by Susannah Hunter and it was nice to see textiles used in an innovative way. This is a detail of the back wall:
and this is a detail of the 'stream'.
Not sure how the wall would stand up to the elements and we very grateful that the elements didn't test them whilst we were there. It wasn't very warm but it was dry - I was happy with that.