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    Photo of RHS Dunvegan Castle & Gardens accepted into RHS Partner Gardens Scheme

    RHS Dunvegan Castle & Gardens accepted into RHS Partner Gardens Scheme

    Dunvegan Castle & Gardens has been accepted into the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Partner Gardens. This will allow free access to Dunvegan Castle gardens for RHS members during the open season and will further raise the profile of one of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote gardens. Dunvegan Castle’s five acres of formal and semi-formal gardens have been a prime focus of the estate since 1978, when the late John MacLeod (29th Chief of Clan MacLeod) decided to follow the example of his ancestors who had tried to create a garden at Dunvegan. Since then, the present Chief and Estate…

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    The Meta Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

    Award-winning landscape designer Joe Perkins MSGD, has been commissioned for Meta’s Main Avenue garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 (May 24-28). Joe has won three awards with his Chelsea debut for Facebook in 2019, with the Space to Grow garden, including an RHS Gold medal, Best Construction and the coveted Best in Category, a first for any Chelsea Flower Show newcomer. The Meta Garden: Growing the Future is being supported by the National Forest, which will rehome the garden after the Chelsea Flower Show as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign, focused on planting trees to celebrate The…

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    Photo of Free virtual RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice event

    Free virtual RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice event

    If you are a student, graduate, or horticulturist looking to further your career and horticultural knowledge then the RHS’ free virtual RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice event, taking place on Thursday 13 January 2022 at 6:30pm, will present you with all the tools you need to discover more about the work-based RHS Diploma in Horticultural Practice. The event will give interested applicants the chance to hear first-hand from RHS Diploma students (past and present) about their experience on the course, and provide the opportunity to understand more about exactly what is involved. Great keynote speakers are lined up, including RHS…

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    Photo of RHS Chelsea Flower Show set to make a wild comeback

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show set to make a wild comeback

    Blossoming hedgerows, lush woodland and wildflower meadows will give the 2022 show its most naturalistic feel in recent years Wildlife-friendly hawthorn looks to be among the horticultural stars of this year’s RHS Chelsea, which returns to the spring season after a two year absence Gardens teeming with native plants that benefit wildlife will take centre stage at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, sponsored for the first time by The Newt in Somerset, as the show makes its anticipated return to the spring season, 24 – 28 May 2022. Garden designers at the world’s most famous flower show are encouraging…

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    12 Days of Christmas: RHS Chelsea took place in September

    In January 2021, the RHS postponed the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 108-year history. The event was rescheduled to take place in the autumn instead of spring, due to the worldwide pandemic. Celebrating in September, the event was very different to the usual spring event. Certain the show would mark a moment in history, the RHS believed the event would showcase the best of autumn horticulture, with many seasonal highlights including Salvias, Asters, Dahlias, grasses and fruit and vegetables. However, the movement of the show certainly presented difficulties. We interviewed garden designer, Sara Edwards, and she…

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    RHS Shows to temporarily exclude some Xylella high risk plants

    Olive trees are among five garden plants that will be temporarily excluded from RHS shows as the charity responds to the current high risk of them importing the disease Xylella fastidiosa to the UK. Beginning with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2022, to provide exhibitors with the opportunity to update their plans, Coffea spp. (coffee), Nerium oleander (oleander), Olea europea (olive), Polygala myrtifolia (polygala) and Spartium junceum (Spanish broom) will no longer be exhibited. The trade of these plants in Great Britain relies upon importation of ‘ready for sale’ specimens which raise additional challenges in the detection and surveillance of Xylella. The exclusion…

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    BBC and RHS extending partnership until 2025

    The BBC and RHS are extending their exclusive broadcast partnership for a further three years to bring gardening inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park to millions of homes across the UK. The new contract, which starts in 2022, will see the BBC commit to broadcasting from the events until the end of 2024 and means the BBC retains its position as the exclusive broadcaster of RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Whilst RHS Chelsea Flower Show will continue with its standalone BBC programmes, RHS Hampton…

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    Photo of Pip Probert encourages designers to apply to exhibit at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2022

    Pip Probert encourages designers to apply to exhibit at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2022

    This year, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is putting a greater emphasis on sustainability and is introducing ‘Greener Front Gardens,’ a new garden category focused on utilising front gardens for environmentally friendly gardening. As the show creeps closer, the RHS is looking for designers to take up the challenge of incorporating more green gardening practices into their show gardens. Pip Probert started designing show gardens at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in 2005 and has exhibited at the show ever since. She now has 37 show gardens to her name and medals to match, giving her a wealth of experience…

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    RHS partners up with Inspiring the Future

    The RHS has joined forces with Inspiring the Future to help encourage children in schools and colleges to pursue a carer in horticulture. Inspiring the Future enables schools to connect with inspirational volunteers from the world of work quickly and easily, in school or virtually, revolutionising the way in which young people get insights into exciting and unique careers, and inspiring them to be ambitious. Chris Moncrieff, head of horticultural relations at the RHS, said: “The idea of this partnership was born out of a Desert Island Discs episode. Sue Biggs was on the show about a year ago, and…

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    The Newt in Somerset to sponsor RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Today, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces that The Newt in Somerset will be the new headline sponsor of the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Charity Gala Preview for the next four years, starting when the event returns in May 2022. The Newt in Somerset, a country estate with extensive gardens and woodlands, shares a belief in the vital good that gardens and having access to nature can do. Funds from the sponsorship will help the RHS carry out its charitable work, which includes its scientific research, education and community programmes, and help safeguard the future of…

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    Photo of Sue Biggs CBE to retire as Director General of the RHS

    Sue Biggs CBE to retire as Director General of the RHS

    Sue Biggs CBE will retire as Director General of The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in June 2022. Over the past 11 years Sue has modernised and grown the RHS, and leaves a much stronger charity, with record membership numbers, that is more inclusive and broader based, as well as being more financially robust. During her time leading the RHS, Sue has championed improvements in the gardens, flower shows, community initiatives and educational programmes, raised standards of horticulture and science and helped inspire gardeners and young horticultural professionals alike. She has also been pivotal in creating and executing the Strategic Investment Programme across the gardens, most notably the opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford and the nationally significant new Home of Gardening Science…

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    RHS Garden Wisley boasts more than 100 Champion Trees

    The Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship RHS Garden Wisley is now home to more than 100 British Champion Trees. RHS Wisley is now one of the country’s top ten destinations to see the nation’s tallest and widest trees as officially recorded by The Tree Register of the British Isles (TROBI). The Tree Register is a unique database of more than 250,000 of Britain’s most notable trees, which serves to record the nation’s tree heritage through the definitive list of champion trees, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Trees are measured for height and trunk girth, and a champion is defined as…

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    RHS Chelsea Flower Show Highlights

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    First Time Design Duo Win Best in Show at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Today, this year’s unique autumn RHS Chelsea Flower Show has seen first time designers Peter Chmiel and Chin-Jung Chen be awarded Best in Show for their Guangzhou China: Guangzhou Garden. The garden received a Gold medal for its design inspired by a philosophy of reconnecting people and nature and highlights the benefits of responsible city planning. Designers Peter Chmiel and Chin-Jung Chen said: “This is our first time at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and we are absolutely thrilled to have received a Gold Medal, but then to have the super surprise of winning Best in Show, we are so…

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    Day one at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened its gates this morning, and we were delighted to take a look around. The show, as wonderful and colourful as ever, has so many beautifully designed and inspiring gardens to see. We can’t wait to see what medals they all get awarded tomorrow. Today, we have a pictorial article of day one at Chelsea. Take a look below!  

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    Photo of Landform consultants join forces with Ann-Marie Powell & Gaze Burvill for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

    Landform consultants join forces with Ann-Marie Powell & Gaze Burvill for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

    Designed by Ann-Marie Powell and built by Landform Consultants, the Gaze Burvill garden display explores how recent events have triggered a recalibration in the significance of how our outside spaces are keeping us happy, healthy and connected to each other and nature. This will be the second time that multi award-winning Landform Consultants has constructed the Gaze Burvill tradestand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Managing Director, Mark Gregory said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Gaze Burvill again, bringing Ann-Marie’s design to life on Main Avenue. Chelsea is the greatest flower show on earth and it provides the stage…

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    The RHS Queen’s Green Canopy Garden for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show announced

    The RHS Queen’s Green Canopy Garden, which takes the largest plot at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-26 September), sponsored by M&G, has been revealed and will highlight the vital importance of trees and woodlands to the environment. A lush, towering green and purple woodland made up of 21 trees including multi-stemmed Swedish Birch, Hornbeam and Beech will stand amid a carpet of grassland and a colourful wildflower meadow, which provide an ideal habitat for wildlife. More than 3500 plants will cover the 433m2 garden. This includes splashes of colour from Anemone ‘September Charm’, box ball hedges left untrimmed…

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    Photo of New RHS feature garden announced for Chelsea

    New RHS feature garden announced for Chelsea

    Revealed today, the RHS Queen’s Green Canopy Garden, which takes the largest plot at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will highlight the vital importance of trees and woodlands to the environment. A towering green and purple woodland made up of 21 trees including multi-stemmed Swedish birch, hornbeam and beech will stand amid a carpet of grassland and a colourful wildflower meadow, which provide an ideal habitat for wildlife. More than 3500 plants will cover the 433m2 garden. This includes splashes of colour from Anemone ‘September Charm’, box ball hedges left untrimmed to reduce the possibility of blight and Saxifraga…

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    Dan Riddleston RHS Chelsea Diary

    Like many other Chelsea Flower Show designers and contractors faced with the news that the event would be moving from May to September, the first challenge we tackled was the creation of a new autumnal planting plan. It’s a rare opportunity to work with a different seasonal palette at Chelsea and one that the nurseries and designers have really thrown themselves into. For The Florence Nightingale Garden, Robert Myers has chosen to replace the shady woodland garden planned for last year’s show with an autumn garden that has more open space and drifts of late-flowering perennials, grasses and bulbs. The…

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    Photo of Form Plants and Torc Pots collab at RHS Chelsea flower show

    Form Plants and Torc Pots collab at RHS Chelsea flower show

    A new and unique collaboration between Form Plants and Torc Pots will take place at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this autumn. Form Plants and Torc Pots are both quite new to the market. Originally, both had planned to launch at FutureScape in 2020, until COVID-19 cancelled the event and it was moved online. Nonetheless, FutureScape provided a platform for Form Plants and Torc Pots to discover each other. Jamie Butterworth, Form Plants’ managing director, said: “Torc Pots saw we were planning to exhibit at FutureScape, and they emailed us asking if they could use our some of our plants.…

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    Dan Riddleston RHS Chelsea Diary

    After two false starts and plenty of uncertainty, there is now just one month to go until we move onsite at the RHS Chelsea showground to begin construction of the Florence Nightingale Garden – A Celebration of Modern Nursing. The build programme at RHS Chelsea is incredibly tight and with just 20 days to create the garden on-site, any construction work that we can complete beforehand, buys us extra time. This includes the 60ft timber pergola that will stretch the length of the garden, which has already been built in modular parts ready for shipment to the showground in September.…

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    Photo of Behind-the-scenes look at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show show to raise money for charity

    Behind-the-scenes look at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show show to raise money for charity

    A stellar array of RHS Chelsea Flower Show favourites, including Joe Swift, James Alexander-Sinclair, Sarah Price and Jonathan Snow, have united in support of national charity Horatio’s Garden to give the public an exclusive look into life behind-the-scenes at the world’s greatest flower show. The online event will be held on Tuesday 14th September from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show opening officially to the public for the first time in over two years on Tuesday 21st September. It will be an unparalleled opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most famous faces and is…

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    2021 Young Designer announced at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced Freddie Strickland as the 2021 Young Designer at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this week, a coveted award for those looking to start their careers in garden design. Freddie, 27 from Bristol, was inspired by Cornwall’s sub-tropical gardens for his design. Freddie’s garden, ‘On Tropic,’ takes an environmentally conscious approach, replacing traditional plants with a tropical palette that thrives in our warming climate and incorporating reclaimed materials into the design. Head of RHS Judging, James Alexander Sinclair, said: “It’s always a privilege to judge the Young Designer Gardens. This year the quality was…

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    The Thaliana Bridge: A new development for RHS Garden Harlow Carr

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr has drawn up plans and secured planning permission for a new development in the garden. The Thaliana Bridge will span over the Queen Mother Lake at the south end of the gardens creating improved access for visitors, new routes and new views to and from the bridge across the water. The project has been made possible thanks to a key donor, the estate of Dr Rachel Leech. Dr Leech’s research relating to the plant Arabidopsis thaliana is a conceptual driver for the bridge design. Arabidopsis thaliana has a small genome of approximately 135 megabase pairs and…

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    Children calling on nation to help ‘Save our Planet’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

    The next generation is using Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 5 – 11 July, to raise awareness of the climate change crisis and urgent need for the nation to help ‘Save our Planet.’ The RHS Garden for a Green Future at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is throwing the spotlight on the impact of climate change on UK gardens and gardeners. At a photocall on the Garden on Monday 5 July, Rose, aged 8 and her brother Charles aged 6 held a poster made at their school with other pupils saying ‘Save our Planet’ and…

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