Smaller gardens at Chelsea Flower Show have big ideas

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credit: Bonnie Alter, Edo Garden by Ishihara Kazuyuki

London's Chelsea Flower Show is a wonderful mix of big glitzy gardens and small traditional delights.

These smaller gardens come in two categories. Artisan Gardens are created in the English country style and always a pleasure. The Fresh Gardens are meant to be edgier and more innovative--it's a place for new designers to have a go--but this year they aren't quite up to the mark.

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