The Garden Room Guide team visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today and were delighted to find a wide selection of garden room inspiration. With designs ranging from the contemporary to the traditional to the unique, it was, in our opinion the best display of garden rooms at the show for several years.
This is our garden room roundup from Chelsea 2018:
Garden Spaces had a spot on the prestigious Main Avenue. They had been asked by Marshalls to create a building that would compliment their stone paving and planting. A compact building, it was full of contemporary style and proved that even with a small garden room you can incorporate some popular design features such as wrap around floor to ceiling glazing and bifold doors. We have more to say about this building and will write a follow-up article, so look out for that!
To learn more, speak to Garden Spaces on 0845 387 9 387 or take a look at www.gardenspaces.co.uk
Just down Main Avenue from Garden Spaces was Tom Raffield. Last year they launched their unique bent wood garden room called Gwenver. This year they have created an L-shape pavilion which has ribbons of steam bent wood flowing through the planting around it. We thought the interior finish was quite basic compared with many of the garden rooms we see, but having said that we could see that it was just acting as a backdrop for their range of home accessories.
To learn more, speak to Tom Raffield on 01326 722 725 or take a look at their Chelsea announcement page.
Crane Garden Buildings had a bigger stand than we have seen from them in previous years, which showcased two of their buildings. One of which was a large, traditional style pitched roof garden room with a veranda running along the front. There stand was designed to show how, with thought, a garden room can really blend into the garden it sits within. The gardener in me was very taken with their planting scheme!
To learn more, speak to Crane Garden Buildings on 01760 444 229 or visit www.cranegardenbuildings.co.uk
Malvern Garden Buildings had several designs on display. The one that took our eye would generally be classed as contemporary design because of its flat roof design and floor to ceiling glazing, but we were struck that it actually had a traditional feel. In part, this was due to the painted finish and the architrave detailing around the windows.
To learn more talk to Malvern Garden Buildings on 01932 783 999 or take a look at www.malverngardenbuildings.co.uk
Crown Pavilions are Chelsea stalwarts. They had a different garden room design on display this year, to what we have seen in previous years. The contemporary design showcased how you can mix and match materials to great effect. We particularly like how they have shaped the intersection between the timber cladding and the slate tiles.
To learn more, speak to Crown Pavilions on 01491 612 820 or take a look at www.crownpavilions.com