Chatworth Wins Chelsea

Horticultural offerings from Derbyshire took centre stage at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Chatsworth House's first-ever garden exhibit won Best Show Garden with television chef Nigel Slater calling it the "most beautiful garden" he had ever seen.

The plot, designed by Dan Pearson, is a miniature version of part of the 10-acre Derbyshire estate and includes plants and materials from the Wonder of the Peak. The plot features version of the trout stream and landscape designer Sir Joseph Paxton's famous rock garden.

Dan Pearson has created an inspiring space at Chelsea that truly captures the spirit of the historic Chatsworth garden
— The Duke of Devonshire

Another Derbyshire show piece dominated the headlines earlier this week unveiling Paul Cummins latest artwork. The artist who last year made international news with his incredible poppy display in the Tower of London's moat, this time used tulips as his inspiration.

The stunning eight-metre column entitled Candy was inspired by the 17th Century 'Tulipomania' in Holland.

To see it put together at Chelsea on Monday was fantastic. It really is an awesome piece given its size. We have had thousands ordered already and the team are working very hard to get the orders out to people as quick as possible.
— Dan Vowles, Project Manager at Paul Cummins Ceramics
Desirability and collecting are a large theme of my new works and tulips will play a large role over the next year, so I thought this would be the perfect place to showcase my art.
— Paul Cummins

For those wishing to buy a tulip, please visit Paul Cummins' website.