Friday, 31 May 2013

FREE DESIGN CONSULTATIONS {Chelsea Fringe}, RHS Chelsea Flower Show...and even more! :)

Hello and welcome back at Mercurelli's Garden Design Blog! :)

Phew what incredible two weeks! They have probably been the two fastest weeks of my life... and I can't believe they are almost over! :) Most of my energies were shared between the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (will tell you about it in a minute!) and the VERY busy studio of Stephen Anthony Ryan, involved in some very ambitious projects! ;) I also made space for a very pleasant evening at the Garden Museum for the 'Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson' Private View, which was absolutely stunning and that really deserve a visit, if you get the chance to go!

{Green Fuse: Dan Pearson exhibition at the Garden Museum}

I keep wondering where all the energies which are necessary to embrace all of this come from and I keep finding the answer in the HUGE amount of LOVE I have for my profession! :) But I would also like to say THANK YOU to all who kept following me on Twitter and on Facebook, I really appreciated your support and I feel full of energy for the upcoming RHS Hampton Court Flower Show! GRAZIE MILLE!

{East Village Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013}

As anticipated, during these past two weeks I had the pleasure and honour to work at the (Gold Medallist!) 'East Village' Garden by Marie-Louis Agius and Michael Balston, helping with the planting during the last building week and with the promotion of the garden during the show week {you can follow the construction here on their Pinterest Board}. These means I had the great opportunity to take some incredible pictures of the various show gardens before the official opening to the public ;)

Some of them are on my Facebook album already, but many more are to come with a small series on Chelsea, where I will share my favourites and some good idea to take home :) So make sure to follow me by email to receive all the upcoming posts on both RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows! :)

I also take the opportunity to invite you at the Idler Academy this coming Saturday: as part of the Chelsea Fringe , me and other KLC Alumni will offer FREE GARDEN DESIGN ADVICE SESSIONS for your garden! :) No need to book, just pop in with some pictures of your garden, grab a cut of tea...and let us make wonders! ;)


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Updates, Chelsea Fringe, Chelsea & Hampton Court Flower Shows!

WELCOME BACK at Mercurelli's!!!! :D

After a busy and very productive silence (as you will see shortly!), I am back on the keyboard to share the joys, the challenges and the great events of a London-based Garden Designer's life!

But...what happened in these past 7 weeks? And why have I been so silent?
Who follows me on Twitter and Facebook might had some clues already ! ;)

{a 'clue' from one of my tweets}

Since my latest post, a lot of exciting events happened!

I started working for 'The Botanical Gardener'...

...going on site with Ben of Breathe Garden Design to better understand the role, the challenges and the 'tricks of the trade' of a Landscape Contractor...

Ben Wilkinson
{Ben and his team are really hardworkers!!!!}

...and I started working with Stephen Anthony Ryan!!!

{Stephen' A. Ryan's Logo}

Stephen is a succesful Garden Designer based in Beaconsfield that after completed  his studies at KLC School of Design, a course with John Brookes, and a work experience in the studio of Marcus Barnett, launched 'Stephen Anthony Ryan Classic and Modern Gardens', a very busy Garden Design Studio based in Buckinghamshire. He is also exhibiting at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2013 with his 'August 1963: I Have A Dream' Show Garden. No wonder that between his Design Work and the Show Garden he needed some extra help (alias ME!!!) :) :) :) :) :) It is a very exciting experience and I am willing to share with you as much as possible about his projects and the 'behind-the-scene' of the show garden, so keep following me! ;)

{August 1963: I Have A Dream'
RHS Hampton Court Show Garden 2013 by Stephen Anthony Ryan}

And if all of these wasn't exciting enough.....what would you say if I tell you that I keep working and volunteering for the great Garden Museum on monthly basis, that I am taking part in June to the Chelsea Fringe with a FREE DESIGN SESSION at the Idler Academy, and that in few hours I will start planting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show?!?!?!?!?! :) :) :)

Where do I find the energies for all this?!?'. The answer is the greatest passion for my job which I deeply deeply love and in the lovely feedbacks from clients and readers like you, which help going on even in the busiest times! ;) 

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Wish you a great week,