So, onward to a round up of my favourite gardens - a completely biased view, naturally. Above is the 500 years of Covent Garden by Lee Bestall, which got a silver medal. I like the planting and the zingy blue/green of the metalwork reproduced in the planters.
Finally, I had to include the World Horse Welfare Garden by Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith . The horse sculpture made from donated horseshoes, including one from one of the Queen's horses, is amazing. The left side of the garden shows an uninviting area for horses, with a falling apart stable and some poisonous to horses plants, such as ragwort and on the right, the horse is free, in a field.
From my choices, I think I am a romantic gardener, in the cottage garden style and that is the way I garden at home. Hard edges, angles and minimalist planting is just not appealing to me.
The gardens at Chelsea always show a great attention to detail and demonstrate a wonderful celebration of gardening.