As promised, I am posting a slide show of the Clarington/Bulldog Forge garden. View the short video tour below and post a comment about our garden for a chance to win a Chelsea gift bag! The deadline for entry is July 8th.
The Gift Bag: A different view of Chelsea
In case you weren’t able to visit Chelsea yourself, I have brought back a sampling of goods from the show for one lucky winner. You only need to post a comment on this blog by July 8th to be in the running!
The gift bag itself is a Chelsea Flower Show 2011 cloth shopping bag. As an aside, I thought it was really cool that the bags at the Royal Horticultural Society gift shop were compostable! A very nice touch!
All the stands selling their wares are lined up in tents along a tree-canopied road, with all kinds of items for home and garden. Across the way from us, was the most wonderful stand full of lovely soaps made in the English countryside. The scents that came wafting over to our stand throughout the day were heavenly. A sample of Heyland and Whittle’s handmade soap is included as one of our Chelsea must-have items.
As a reminder to anyone with plans to visit Chelsea in the future, I also picked up this RHS Wellington boot keyring. The show is held outside, and it can potentially rain cats and dogs. This year, we also had the rare treat of thunder, lightning, and hail!
I also picked up a set of notecards that are hand printed in England by Archivist Press. “Created in-house using letterpress craft techniques on heavy laid textured card…The artwork draws on traditional British images”.
And last, but not least, a collection of Clarington hand tools, including a transplant trowel, daisy grubber, and more! The exact selection has yet to be determined, but you can count on at least three tools from our collection!