Domoney Chelsea Flower Show show garden 'naked'

David Domoney's show garden at the 2011 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be his "most shocking yet", the landscape designer has revealed.

The "naked" garden will incorporate plants that grow without soil and produce a variety of flowers, fruit, vegetables and foliage. The exotic plants will be sourced from America, Brazil, the Netherlands, Europe and Thailand.

Plants will be displayed in transparent containers so visitors to the show, which takes place on 5-10 July, will be able to see the entire plant from root to tip.

Domoney explained that he would use glass containers filled with a water solution so people could see how the plants developed both above and below the water level. "The plants will be getting their pots off through the challenging technology of aquatic culture that creates plants with exposed roots," he said.

The garden's sponsor, Anglian Home Improvements, recently signed a three-year partnership deal with the RHS. The company will also be headline sponsor of the Britain in Bloom competition until the end of 2013.


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