Fleming's Nurseries recovers from Australian fires for return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Australian tree grower Fleming's Nurseries has recovered from the Black Saturday fires this year to partner with Melbourne landscape designer Scott Wynd at next year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Scott Wynd's design for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Pic: Fleming's
Scott Wynd's design for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Pic: Fleming's

Volunteers and members from the Landscape Institute of Australia Victoria (LIAV) will work solidly over the 13-day build-up, to bring the design to life.

The design incorporates an outdoor swimming pool with bar, preparation and entertainment areas.

Stepping back from the show in 2009 following major losses in the February fires earlier this year, Fleming's director Wes Fleming said the team is ready for a return.

"We had to make a very tough decision to let a lot of people down last year after a growing site was destroyed in Black Saturday — but we were very lucky and the RHS immediately agreed to hold our place with an automatically approved entry to 2010," he said.

The sixth time to Chelsea for the Fleming's team, the past five shows have produced four gold medals and two silver gilt.

The last garden by the Fleming's project saw Jamie Durie and his company Patio take out a gold medal for his outback-styled garden.

"This year will be about capturing the spirit of true Australian people and the way we live our lives," said Fleming.

"It has elements of our Australian cheeky nature with a lava-lamp featuring within the wall of the pool — something we're still engineering."

 

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