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Preloved Brings you Gardening Design Ideas Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show

Deemed the world’s most beautiful flower show, the Chelsea Flower Show takes place at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea every year in May, featuring  inspirational gardens and vibrant horticultural displays. Sadly, this year’s show has finished, but luckily for you, here at Preloved we’ve rounded up a couple of the best highlights – a Beatrix Potter-inspired herb garden and Matt Keightley’s Hope on the Horizon display. Read on to discover how YOU can achieve a similar result for your own garden with Preloved!

The Attraction’s Peter Rabbit Herb Garden

Created to bring Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and stories to life, the Tale of Peter Rabbit stole the heart of the Chelsea Flower Show, and walked away with a Gold medal. Boasting the classic foxglove and snapdragon flowers Beatrix used to love to paint, complete with lavender and chamomile herbs, and locally made red brick and Cumbrian slate, this garden perfectly personified a scene from one of Beatrix Potter’s famous paintings.

Here are some gardening ideas on how you can recreate the Beatrix Potter look:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was one of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved stories and illustrations. Here on Preloved we’ve got a variety of animal garden ornaments, including plenty of rabbits!

Here we have an adorable assortment of animals to take your fancy, including a cute little rabbit, which can easily pass as Peter himself. The advertiser is selling these at various prices.

garden ornaments

To help recreate the look, you’ll obviously need some furniture too. Here on Preloved we have thousands of advert listings for second hand garden furniture, like this beautiful treated and stained chunky bench, which will look great in this Beatrix Potter-inspired garden. This one here is only £70. This advertiser is selling all kinds of garden furniture, in different styles and sizes.

Beatrix’s garden was always buzzing with cute little birds, so if you want to attract a bunch of bluebirds and sparrows, we’ve got just the thing. Here on Preloved there is a bird house made from recycled wood. Pretty and eco-friendly? – We’re sold! This dove bird box is stunning and just £159.99. The simplistic bird tables below are just £12!

This garden wouldn’t be complete without those iconic flowering herbs. Beatrix was known for her love of chamomile and lavender herbs, and here on Preloved you can have these pretty plants and at a much cheaper price.

One advertiser’s garden nursery is closing down, so everything must be sold. Here you will find a variety of cheap garden plants from shrubs and bedding plants, to herbs, hanging baskets, terracotta and tubs, this ad is one to note down if you want your garden in full bloom.

If you’re just getting started with growing your owner this planter is perfect.

Hope on the Horizon by Matt Keightley

A contemplative space representing the journey service men and women endure on the road to recovery, the Hope on the Horizon show garden by Matt Keightley scooped the BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award at the Chelsea Flower Show. The show garden includes modern, granite blocks which symbolise the soldiers’ physical well being, and beautiful plants which reflect their mental well being.

If you’re looking for something modern for your garden, yet simultaneously tranquil and calm, here on Preloved we have just what you need.

Here are some gardening ideas on how to reconstruct the perfect, contemporary garden.

Your garden is one of the main places you’ll want entertain your guests, but also a haven for you to unwind after a long day. Sell on your traditional flower print outdoor seat cushions and pick up something a little more stylish like this minimalist chair and footstool for £90.

wicker chair and foot stool

If you’re after something a little different, yet still trendy and contemporary, then why not opt for this Gull Designer Table, Bench and Chair set advertised on Preloved? Selling for £450, it’s a great price for something so hard-wearing, yet stylish and chic. It would look fantastic sitting in a modern-inspired garden.

If you don’t have much outdoor space and you are after some small gardening ideas, try using lights highlight feature parts of your garden to make them come to life at night. This set of modern spiral ball solar garden lights advertised on Preloved are perfect to complete this look, and at only £12, they’re an absolute bargain.

Modern gardens nearly always seem to have snazzy little waterfalls either dotted around, or as the main feature piece. It’s a great gardening idea to retain that peaceful feel to your garden, whilst keeping it cool and contemporary at the same time. This large waterfall advertised on Preloved is only £150.

Small gardening design ideas for inside the home

If you’re not lucky enough to have a garden, no need to fret, here on Preloved we’ve got just the answer! Bring the wild into your home and line your windowsill with kitsch, little plant pots, or place a cool, quirky plant holder in the corner of your living room to ‘green’ it up.

These are really cool, kitsch plant pot holders that’ll totally brighten up any room in your house. At only £3.50, they’re an absolute bargain. Fill them with pretty Daisies or Tulips.

white blue plant pots

If you’re after something a bit bigger for your home, these large ceramic planters will add an elegant, decorative touch to any room, and at only £20, they really are a good bargain that’ll make such a difference.

If you are looking for something to make your own to get that unique look in your home, then why not upcycle some second hand furniture? These quirky plant pot holders will help bring the traditional English garden look into your home. Why not paint it duck egg blue and fill it with pretty British indoor plants?

 We hope you are feeling inspired to get creative in the garden! Why not tweet us your ideas @Preloved?

Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner

Creative Writer

Adele is a creative writer for Preloved. She loves literature, travelling, baked goods and is always hunting for new music.