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A taste of the exotic This years winning show garden, the Trailfinders Australian garden, was dominated by native Australian blooms. We particularly liked the bright and cheerful kangaroo paws.

Chelsea 2013: stand-out plants

A taste of the exotic This year's winning show garden, the Trailfinders Australian garden, was dominated by native Australian blooms. We particularly liked the bright and cheerful kangaroo paws.

An alcove (Tokonoma) garden Sponsor(s): Ishihara Kazauyuki Design Laboratory Co., Ltd. / Cat?s Co., Ltd. /SEKISUI HIME Tokai Co., Ltd. / HB-101 / Jyutaro / Art grage /Designer(s): Kazuyuki Ishihara A garden design based on the alcove of a traditional Japanese tatami room. Designer Kazuyuki Ishihara says: The alcove Tokonoma room is the quintessential Japanese living space  within the home complete with Tatami flooring and distinctive Japanese  styling.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens

The Best Artisan Garden and a Gold Medal went to Kazuyuki Ishihara for his Japanese garden, An Alcove (Tokonoma) Garden, at the Chelsea flower show 2013

Walking on air Telegraph writer (and six-time CHelsea gold medal winner) Bunny Guinness loved the First Touch Garden, designed by Patrick Collins to help raise funds for the neonatal Unit at St    Georges Hospital in London:     What I liked especially was that the whole garden, about 3m x 6m, appeared to    float.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: the best of Chelsea

Prince Harry's garden, a gnome invasion and Joanna Lumley: the highlights of this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Motor neurone disease - A Hebridean Weavers garden Sponsor(s): Sheepdrove TrustDesigner(s): Jackie Setchfield / Martin Anderson A garden based around a traditional Hebridaen weavers hut, which celebrates low impact living and self-sufficiency.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens

Amazing Hebridean-weaver's-garden-inspired garden from RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Un garreg (one stone) Designer: Harry & David RichSponsor: Vital Earth The Rich brothers garden takes its cue from the growing separation between man and the  natural world. The Chelsea Flower Show website  says it demonstrates Harry and David Rich?s passion for  restoring this connection by creating a humble, naturalistic space  crafted from one stone

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens

Not just a treat for the eyes Adam Frosts garden for Homebase was deservedly  popular this year, as the only garden which  offered inspiration for a practical, family garden. It even had space for growing vegetables.

Chelsea 2013: stand-out plants

Not just a treat for the eyes Adam Frosts garden for Homebase was deservedly popular this year, as the only garden which offered inspiration for a practical, family garden. It even had space for growing vegetables.

Eye-catching irises Irises are usually a big part of Chelsea, but the beautiful flowers were in short supply this year (thanks to the cold weather). The Laurent Perrier garden, however, managed to get these coral pink Beverly Sills into flower.

Chelsea 2013: stand-out plants

From Britain's rarest orchid to Prince Harry's forget-me-nots: the best plant moments from this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens - Telegraph

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens

Fifty shades of grey Grey-leaved plants, which evolved in hot climates to reflect the heat of the sun, were a star feature of Ulf Nordfjels Mediterranean-inspired garden for Laurent Perrier.

Chelsea 2013: stand-out plants

The Laurent-Perrier Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Design by Ulf Nordfjell Photo: Martin Pope

Herbert Smith Freehills Garden for WaterAid Sponsor(s): Herbert Smith Freehills LLPDesigner(s): Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour An Indian-themed garden which celebrates the work the charity WaterAid does in the country and  the tranformative impact fresh water can have on a community. Note the water  harvesting container on the right-hand side.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens

A purple explosion Visitors to the The RBC Blue Water Garden were greeted by an explosion of purple erbascum phoeniceum Violetta.  Lead designer Nigel Dunnett might have overdone the look slightly, but the flowers were certainly impressive.

Chelsea 2013: stand-out plants

A purple explosion Visitors to the The RBC Blue Water Garden were greeted by an explosion of purple erbascum phoeniceum Violetta. Lead designer Nigel Dunnett might have overdone the look slightly, but the flowers were certainly impressive.

The Chelsea Flower Show’s Plant of the Centenary - Geranium Rozanne

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: Geranium found at bottom of garden named Plant of the Centenary

Geranium Rozanne - A blue-violet coloured Geranium named after the woman who discovered it growing at the bottom of her garden has been voted the Chelsea Flower Plant of the Centenary.

Le jardin de Yorkshire Sponsor(s): Welcome to YorkshireDesigner(s): Alistair Baldwin A garden inspired by Yorkshires landscape and its bid to host the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2013.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: artisan gardens

Le jardin de Yorkshire Sponsor(s): Welcome to YorkshireDesigner(s): Alistair Baldwin A garden inspired by Yorkshires landscape and its bid to host the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in