I didn't have just one favourite garden, I had several:
Cleve West's M & G garden was inspired by Exmoor and had beautiful natural planting and water running through it,
the LG smart garden had delicious, romantic planting,
and I just loved the dark pinks and purples, highlighted with whites and greens, in the Husqvarna garden.
The Modern Apothecary garden, designed by Jekka McVicar was not only beautiful but was full of plants known to be beneficial for health and well-being,
There were also the 300,00 individually crocheted poppies in front of the Chelsea hospital, a tribute to those men and women who have served in all wars,
and the Modern Slavery garden designed by Juliet Sergeant was really poignant.
The grand marquee was full of all kinds of deliciousness, including a pullman train carriage taking visitors from London to Singapore, but my favourite exhibition was this one celebrating 90 years of allotments - I bought some heritage seeds.
My favourite artisan garden was the Papworth Trust's Together We Can garden as it included not just beautiful painting, against a very vivid purple, but sound and water too. It was designed by Peter Eustace, and Dame Evelyn Glennie worked with them as well as and I was lucky enough to see her perform in and with the garden.
My overall impressions of the show were of beautiful planting, lots of native plants and general prettiness. I took lots more photos, and a video of Dame Evelyn and if you want to see them they're on my flickr stream.
When I returned to Suffolk I found that this beauty had opened - Ruffled Patty.
She's a bit like Chelsea, beautiful but short lived! I can't wait to go again, who's coming with me?!