Australia’s leading wholesale nursery, Fleming’s Nurseries, will once again take on the POMS at their own game at the Chelsea Flower Show, this year with the affable landscaper from Better Homes and Gardens, Jason Hodges.
Teaming up with the popular presenter and three-times Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Gold (MIFGS) medalist, Hodges and Fleming’s are aiming to bring a little bit of urban Aussie culture to the prestigious show in May this year, with their “Trailfinder’s Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s”.
Hodges’ design features many ‘must-have’ Aussie backyard elements including a barbeque, pizza oven, plunge-pool and deck area. The design will even feature an outdoor bath and a plant pallet reflecting the multi-cultural approach to gardening often found in Melbourne and Sydney gardens.
The eighth entry to the Chelsea Flower Show for Fleming’s Nurseries, director Wes Fleming says, “It just wouldn’t be Chelsea without the Aussies!”
And maybe he is right, with three silver gilt and four gold medals under their belt, the unique Australian approach has seen everything from a fully functional state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen with Tepanyaki plate as featured in Dean Herald’s 2006 Gold Medal design; a ‘wetland infinity pool’ and Kimberly sandstone in Jamie Durie's 2008 Gold Medal design; and a spa and swimming pool complete with wet-bar surrounded by sub-tropical jungle plants in Scott Wynd’s striking 2010 gold medal design – just to name a few.
The Chelsea Flower Show is renowned for its high standards and attention to detail which will see the Australian team work on “Trailfinder’s Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s” from 7am to 9.30pm for 17-days to finesse and fuss over each blade of grass in their bid for the Chelsea gold.