I normally love the rambling traditions of a cottage garden but I must admit I am absolutely blown away by the Monaco Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
A side view of the same garden, those loungers look so inviting....love the hot colours of the planting and I don't know if you can see but there is a carpet of lavender on top of the roof of the structure at the back of the garden.
My second favourite is the M & G Garden and once again features lavender in its planting........
....it was designed by Bunny Guinness (.fantastic name!!). Also really really like vegetable gardens and think that is why I liked Bunny's so much. Here is the info and inspiration behind the genius...
"I just thought it would be lovely to do a garden which could actually use... generally I do like gardens that really work hard and they allow you to do things in them and they work for you and provide things... and have several different functions"List of plants featured in the garden
Vegetables: golden runner beans, golden French beans, frisee lettuce, golden lettuce, red lettuce
Tilia cordata - Pleached lime trees
Mespilus germanica - Medlar
Malus Domestica - Apple
Pyrus Communis - Pear
Angelica archangelica - Angelica
Hesperis matronalis - Sweet Rocket
Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' - Loosestrife
Knautia macedonica Macedonian scabious
Rosa 'Vielchenbleu' - Rambler Rose
Rosa 'Wilsons Worcester' - Worcester Rose