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Chelsea Flower 2023 – Feels Like Home

As we make our way in today’s interconnected world, many of us may find ourselves far from home.  But wherever life takes us – through adventure, work, family or business- a garden is a place to ground ourselves.  A place we can feel lifted up, calm and nurtured. This garden creates a place of memories for the designer from New Zealand.

Plants and colours remind her of the natural landscape as well as her childhood garden. Materials are from the natural environment and the wall cladding is a nod to the modern architecture, so much a part of her home city. The garden creates a green oasis in which to relax and be in a place that  ‘Feels Like Home’.

Photographs copyright Richard Bloom

Plant List:

Tree Ferns

Dicksonia antartica (tree fern)
Cyathea dealbata (Ponga / Silver fern) *


Acca sellowiana (Feijoa / Pineapple guava)
Astelia chathamica ‘Silver Spear’ *
Callistemon laevis (Bottlebrush)
Metrosideros excelsa (Pohutakawa / NZ Christmas Tree) *
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Banoway Bay’ (Breebay) *

Shrubby Vine

Muehlenbeckia complexa (Pōhuehue / wire plant) *


Asplenium bulbiferum (Pikopiko, Hen & chicken fern) *
Asplenium trichimanes (Maidenhair spleenwort)*
Blechnum ‘Penna Marina’ *
Blechnum novea-zealandiae (Kiokio / palm-leaf fern)*
Doodia media (Pukupuku / rasp fern) (6)*
Pellaea rotundifolia (New Zealand Cliff Brake or Button Fern)*
Todea barbara (King fern)*


Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Profusion’
Osteospermum ‘3D Blueberry Shake’
Pachystegia insignis (The Marlborough Rock Daisy) *
Parahebe catarractae ‘Avalanche’ *

* Signifies the plant is a New Zealand Native or originates from New Zealand
Maori names where available are listed first in the brackets.