The Daily Telegraph Garden, Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Swedish landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell designed our garden for this year's Chelsea Flower Show. He scooped a Gold Medal and Best in Show, so we are enjoying the reflected glory.

I have known Ulf for a number of years, and am fascinated by the way he takes the essence of a natural landscape or an age-old garden theme and reinterprets it in modern sculptural form - at Chelsea, he dissected English cottage gardening and gave it a Scandinavian makeover. Very few British garden designers seem to be able to produce contemporary gardens with such cool, masterly confidence. www.nordfjellcollection.se

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