Proudly Canadian: Royal Bank Of Canada Garden

 Today we are celebrating Canada Day across the nation. To celebrate Canada Day on the blog, here is one of the award winning gardens presented at the Chelsea Flower Show in London last May through the Royal Bank of Canada Garden. This garden was designed by British garden designer, Matthew Wilson who is the managing director and principal designer at Clifton Nurseries. This garden was designed by Matthew to also show RBC's Blue Water Project which is a 10 year global programme for water conservation and cleaning. The garden was designed to be easy to live with and demonstrated that home gardens can be sustainable and easily managed. The flowers and plants in this garden were so pretty and well blended together including the gigantic bonsai plant in the middle which turned out to be 150 years old! The RBC Garden was one of my favourite gardens during the Chelsea Flower Show. I heard some really positive reactions from the spectators around me and we even hoped that it will win the People's Choice Award. Unfortunately, the People's Choice Award was won by Prince Harry's Sentebale - Hope In Vulnerability Garden. This RBC Garden was awarded the Gold Gilt (Medal) during the show. This garden has been a truly proudly Canadian garden during the Chelsea Flower Show as it not only represented the goals of the RBC Blue Water Project but has also shown Canada's active participation in preserving nature and in our national trait of always helping others. 
  The garden was divided into three sections: a zero irrigation dry garden, a central water and harvesting and storage zone and an edible garden. 
After the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Bank of Canada Garden will be relocated to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight, with the help of  UK charity Greenfingers. 

Happy Canada Day!

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  1. Happy Canada Day Pamela, one of the most gorgeous country! The Royal Bank of Canada garden is outstanding, must have been so great visiting it where in London. Have a nice day and happy July!

  2. This garden is very beautiful!!! Happy Canada day Pam!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  3. What a beautifully designed garden! Someday I'll make it to the Chelsea Flower Show. Happy Canada Day, my friend. We are headed to Maine....we'll be neighbors :) xoxox

  4. So lovely :)

  5. Wonderful post, dear Pamela! Happy Canada Day to you. :)

  6. I am so pleased that you had so much fun at The Chelsea Flower Show. Happy Canada Day Missus:)

  7. I hope you had a wonderful Canada day my dear, this looks wonderful :) Happy weekend xx

  8. Happy Canada Day Pamela!


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