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Shaking off the pastel shades and wildflower meadows of the past, Chelsea has officially turned a corner with bright and raucous flowers in a vibrant range of colours. Thanks to my recent visit to …

How to sow your own exotic meadow

Tom Stuart-Smith's meadow in bloom. Plants growing in the grounds include Dianthus carthusianorum, Echinacea paradoxa, Penstemon cobaea and Penstemon barbatus subsp. coccineus.

Achillea 'Gold Plate' and Verbena bonariensis in late summer border. Herbaceous perennial. Biennial colour contrast combination border. September yellow violet lilac

How to create a mini wild flower meadow

Ammi majus

Ammi Majus (Bishop's flower) has lacy, white flowers, like a more delicate form of cow parsley. Ammi Majus is the best white filler-foliage plant you can grow and spectacular arranged in a great cloud on its own. It forms larger, more prolific plants from an autumn sowing.

Owen Morgan's 'To The Beat' garden in the 'Orchestra Gardens' category at the RHS Tatton Park 2012. Winner GOLD & Best in Show Inner ring: Cosmos Chocomocha 2nd ring: Achillea Moonshine, Achillea Paprika, Achillea Terracotta. 3rd ring: Achillea Indian Gold, Anemanthele lessoniana, Crocosmia Lucifer, Deschampsia. Outer ring: Stipa tenuissima , Calamagrostis Karl Foerster, Sanguisorba officinalis Arnhem

A meadow of Papaver rhoeas, the Flanders Poppy, Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' and Oenothera speciosa spill down the hill toward The Pond. Chanticleer, US