Style Icon: Carol Klein


In complete contrast to yesterday’s Anna Wintour piece (is it us or is Ms Wintour now smiling a lot more? Nothing to do with surgery, we’re sure), today we’re admiring the more down to earth –literally- Carol Klein. Chelsea Flower show has had us hooked this week and mostly due to Carol’s sensible and informative narrative. But we’ve also loved her clothes, at 63 she is showing us that her knowledge of balancing colours in floral displays is working well with her clothes choice. We loved her crimson trouser suit on Monday and her pale pink fine knit sweater and lavender blue scarf combo. And her hair…scruffy salt & pepper chic.

We can’t understand why hugely experienced Carol, was overlooked to present the BBC’s Gardener’s World on Friday nights, they chose dull-as-ditchwater Toby Buckland 38, instead. We’re sure he’s very nice but he sends us to sleep and he’s hardly Monty Don in terms of middleagecrush materiel. Surely that wouldn’t be the BBC being ageist and sexist, would it?

Chelsea flower show


  • Lorna Stonestreet says:

    Would love to know where Carol got the lovely green and blue tree design dress she was wearing at Chelsea yesterday.
    Which reminds me, what in heck was Monty Don wearing? Looked a bit Chinese revolution inspired! bless him. Loving the tv coverage of Chelsea. Thanks.

  • June Brown says:

    Ditto ! I have been trying to find out what make Carol’s beautiful tree design dress is ???

  • Christine says:

    I would love to know where Carol got that stunning yellow and turquoise dress and jacket she wore at Chelsea.

  • Sarah Heap says:

    I would love to know where Carol found the beautiful black and cream shapely coat she is wearing on tonight’s show from Chelsea.

  • Susan says:

    Carol looked stunning in her outfits she worn this week at Chelsea, what ever happened to Monty Don and Joe Swift
    they could both do with a complete makeover. Please Please
    bring back Alan Titchmarsh.

  • Susanne Anders says:

    I could only agree to comments on Carol´s dresses – just beautiful. W
    here did she get all those from?
    Watching her at Chelsea – I live in Germany – I found her amazing.
    Any ideas where to look?


  • Sam Clarke says:

    Where was Carols cream spot dress from that she wore on last night Hampton Court show aired last night 4/7/19 , she also wore it at Chelsea Flower show I would like one for my sons wedding , I hope you can help

  • angela fawcett says:

    where did carol get the blue parker coat she wear

  • Charles Smith says:

    What make was Carol’s blue ski/outdoor jacket that she used in the channel 5 Spring Gardening with Carol Klein, recently ?
    Thank you.

  • Eileen Lavery says:

    Carol in Johns, awe inspiring, Ashwood South Staffordshire sanctuary of a garden. Oh my! Carol sporting an orange hooded jacket with brown lining. Where to purchase? Thankyou.

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