Lighting definitely added drama to this garden, a steampunk lark with industrialized, mechanized funk. And gorgeous plants too.
Dan Robinson knows bonsai, and is a master at recreating scenes from the wild where he finds contorted specimens in nature.
Winter blooming, fragrant Edgeworthia was the "it" plant of the show this year. It is actually in bloom right now in winter gardens in our region. ↓
Al fresco dining ....
..... and showering in this fun garden display.
This year the orchid display was moved from tables and benches to a landscape all its own.
We go from bright to silvery white and moonlight in the next landscape.
Then color pops in the light of the moon.
More color here in flowers and glass and pottery in an elegant terrace setting.
Less color and less formality in the understated elegance of this beautifully crafted structure.
"The Birds Do It....The Bees Do It" is the title of perhaps my favorite garden, where insect homes abound in these cleverly crafted hidey-holes.
The plant combinations are wonderful too.
We loved this faux bois (fake wood) bench. ↓
And finally, this landscape was ready for the wedding to begin in front of this wonderful waterfall.
While that concludes the large display gardens, it hardly ends the show. There are still the small displays and over 300 vendors in the Market Place.
More to come.