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    • Hillier Nurseries has unveiled plans for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 exhibit

      The Stihl Hillier Garden will be a celebration of the company’s 155-year history and achievements, as it aims for a landmark 75th consecutive gold medal. Hillier Nurseries will be taking centre stage with its vast exhibit in the Grand Pavilion. It will be an immersive walkthrough, winding around the famous central monument bursting with planting inspiration throughout. The stunning display will cover 387.5m2, a staggering 85% increase on the 2019 garden. Visitors will first approach an historic shopfront replica of the original Hillier shop in Winchester (that was purchased in 1864). This transports visitors back to the humble beginnings of…

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    • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

      RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 gardens announced

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    • RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden is being installed at the Eden Project

      The Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow Garden, which won a prestigious gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, is now being installed at the Eden Project in Cornwall.   The garden is due to open in the Mediterranean Biome at Eden on Friday, October 18.   The garden was created by Jilayne Rickards, who was inspired by visiting CAMFED in Zimbabwe. At its centre is a classroom surrounded by lush planting, reflecting a huge array of edible crops typical to rural Zimbabwe. A raised bed showcases water-efficient growing technology coupled with crop rotation, which…

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    • Tickets to RHS flower shows 2020 now on sale

      RHS members’ tickets to the RHS Flower Shows in 2020 have gone on sale today, Monday 2 September. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday 6 September.   Early bird offers are available until 31 October alongside advance booking discounts. Children under 16 go free* and for the first time ever, there is an early bird discount offer for the Preview Evening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.     RHS Flower Shows 2020:   RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17–19 April The first major outdoor show celebrates its 15th anniversary kicking off the gardening season with…

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    • The Donkey Sanctuary

      The Donkey Sanctuary’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden lives on

      The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50 years’ legacy building continues as its award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden has now been rebuilt at the charity’s international headquarters in Devon. The garden is now open to the public and like the Sanctuary will be free of charge for visitors.   The ‘Donkeys Matter’ Artisan Garden won People’s Choice Award and a silver medal in the judges’ awards at the prestigious Chelsea show in May. The garden, which has now being reconstructed at the charity’s flagship Devon sanctuary, was designed to showcase its international work and celebrate 50 years of transforming the lives of…

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    • D-Day Garden

      75th anniversary D-Day Garden to be opened in Normandy

      WWII veterans’ charity D-Day Revisited’s ‘D-Day 75 Garden’, which pays tribute to the last surviving D-Day veterans. Exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, it has moved to a permanent site at Arromanches, Normandy. It will be officially opened in a ceremony in the presence of 50 Normandy veterans on Thursday 6th June 2019 – the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.   With the help of the Royal Engineers, the ‘D-Day 75 Garden’ designer John Everiss has moved and rebuilt the Garden in seven days at a beautiful site above Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach and the famous Mulberry…

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    • People's Choice

      RHS Chelsea Flower Show People’s Choice Award winners

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    • Revisiting The M&G Garden

      It’s been one whole week since the RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened its doors to the press, and what a week it’s been. A bustling show ground, multiple medal celebrations, and even a proposal on one of the show gardens made this year’s event one of the most memorable yet. And without a doubt, one of the highlights for the Pro Landscaper team was Andy Sturgeon picking up Best in Show and his eighth Gold medal for The M&G Garden. One of our features writers, Rachael, was even spotted in the crowd by the BBC watching Andy receive the award.…

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    • Chelsea

      Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Frankie’s perspective

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    • Day four at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

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    • Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Rachael’s perspective

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    • Day three at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

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    • Andy Sturgeon wins Best in Show Award with M&G Garden at Chelsea

      Andy Sturgeon has scooped the title of Best in Show for The M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Celebrating nature’s extraordinary power to regenerate landscapes with new growth, The M&G Garden is a vibrantly green and lush environment, featuring a biodiverse range of pioneering plant species from around the world. Its dramatic composition offers a variety of textures and designs, with burnt oak timber sculptures slicing through the natural woodland.   A decorated designer, Andy Sturgeon was awarded Best in Show when he last exhibited at the world famous Flower Show with The Daily Telegraph Garden in…

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    • 25th Gold for David Austin Roses at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      World-leading rose breeder, David Austin Roses has been awarded a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This is the 25th in its history of exhibiting.   The Secret Garden themed display features a beautifully fluid, circular design, at the heart of which two  striking new characters from David Austin’s English Rose collection are to be seen in bloom for the first time. Rosa Eustacia Vye (Ausegdon) and Rosa Gabriel Oak(Auscrowd) are both named after beloved characters from Thomas Hardy’s works. They create a stunning centrepiece of scent and colour in a setting befitting a moment of quiet reflection.…

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    • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 medal winners

      BEST IN SHOW The M&G Garden – Designer Andy: Sturgeon, Contractor: Crocus, Sponsor: M&G Investments  BEST SPACE TO GROW GARDEN AND BEST CONSTRUCTION IN SPACE TO GROW CATEGORY Facebook: Beyond the Screen – Designer: Joe Perkins, Contractor: The Outdoor Room, Sponsor: Facebook BEST ARTISAN GARDEN Family Monsters Garden – Designer: Alistair Bayford, Contractor: idverde, Sponsors: idverde, Family Action  BEST CONSTRUCTION IN THE SHOW GARDENS CATEGORY The Resilience Garden – Designer: Sarah Eberle, Contractor: Crocus, Sponsor: The Forestry Commission GOLD MEDALS   Main Avenue Gardens   The M&G Garden – Designer Andy: Sturgeon, Contractor: Crocus, Sponsor: M&G Investments  The Morgan Stanley Garden…

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    • Day one at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

      The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened its gates today to the press and we were lucky enough to get to look around. The show is as wonderful as ever with so many fantastic gardens to see. We can’t wait to see what medals they all get awarded tomorrow. This week we will be doing a series of pictorial articles on Chelsea so keep an eye out!

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    • Back to Nature Garden

      RHS Back to Nature Garden to be donated after Chelsea

      Devon Partnership NHS Trust Dewnans Centre has won a national competition to win the RHS Back to Nature Garden from the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The competition is part of the NHS and RHS partnership to raise awareness of gardening for good mental health.   The news comes as a Mori Poll shows that nearly 80% of people who garden say gardening has a positive impact on their mental health. This year some 23 Trusts entered the competition to try and win the RHS Garden.   The RHS will relocate plants and landscaping from the 2019 RHS Back to…

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    • Jo Thompson celebrates 10 years at Chelsea

      Over the last decade Jo Thompson has established her reputation as one of the UK’s leading landscape and garden designers. During which time she has triumphed at Chelsea: winning four Gold and five Silver Gilt medals, as well as in ‘Best in Show’ at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   May 2019 sees her once again at the horticultural helm at Chelsea – this time designing the Wedgwood Garden.   As well as the Wedgwood Garden in the main show ground, Jo’s work can also be seen across the road at Chelsea Barracks. This is in the form of…

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    • Savills and David Harber garden

      The Savills and David Harber Garden to feature largest green wall ever seen at Chelsea

      The Savills and David Harber Garden will feature one of the largest green walls ever seen at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   Measuring 32m x 3m = 96m, the wall will house over 3,000 individual plants. This will include ferns, grasses, ivies and herbaceous flowering plants. All of which have been carefully selected both for their aesthetic and importance to British woodland eco-systems.   With floor space at a premium, especially in London, and as space to curate a garden is becoming increasing hard to find, particularly in urban areas, the way that plants are integrated has begun to change…

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    • RHS Chelsea 2019 Diaries – Dan Riddleston – part three

      There are just a few weeks to go now until RHS Chelsea opens its gates. As we prepare to go onsite, everything is progressing well. There’s still a lot to do, but because we’ve already built as much as we can off site, we can now focus on the finer details. With the pavilion’s steel frame erected we’ve been able to take measurements for the copper fascia and the timber cladding to go on the underside of the roof, so we can now position the joints exactly where Helen wants them. We’re aiming to complete most of the pavilion in…

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    • Manchester RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      Manchester prepares to debut at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      Marketing Manchester, part of the Growth Company, is gearing up to change perceptions of the city when it debuts The Manchester Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden is designed by Exterior Architecture and exhibiting in the Space to Grow category. The Manchester Garden will offer a fresh perspective on post-industrial cities, highlighting the reinvention of Greater Manchester, its resilience and its adaptability.   The garden will aim to challenge long held pre-conceptions about the region. As well as raising important questions about how cities manage urban green infrastructure in the face of climate change, rising temperatures and…

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    • Pro Landscaper's Guide to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      Pro Landscaper’s Guide to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      The big talking point surrounding this year’s show has been the RHS Back to Nature garden, a collaboration between Davies White and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. On pages 6-7 you can read our exclusive interview with Davies White about this garden. Two gardens in particular have also been hitting the headlines this year for their sponsors; we talk to Joe Perkins on page 9 about working with Facebook and Jilayne Rickards on page 12 on working with The Campaign For Female Education (CAMFED). Earlier in the year some of you kindly answered our RHS Chelsea Flower Show poll and…

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    • Birmingham City Council

      Birmingham City Council unveils 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden

      Birmingham City Council’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show entry for 2019 celebrates a year of clean and green community action.   The council is working in partnership with Baroness Floella Benjamin and sponsored by Veolia. The garden will feature in the show’s Discovery Zone. It has been designed to educate, question and explore our environment and the contribution made by volunteers to sustain and improve it. This will be achieved through four key themes: air quality, water conservation, reducing waste and community involvement.   Central to the display is a three meter head, comprised of more than 3000 tubes, which will…

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    • New plants to feature at the HTA exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) will feature new plants on its Discovery Zone exhibit ‘Helping Children Grow’.   The exhibit promotes National Children’s Gardening Week which takes place between 25 May – 2 June 2019. It is supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers. Working with National Children’s Gardening Week Ambassador Chris Collins the exhibit features fun and inspiring projects such as edible planters, a pizza wheel, runner bean tipis and a wildlife hotel.   Alongside the plants required for the projects there will be three new plants submitted by HTA members. These will be put forward for the RHS Chelsea…

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    • David Austin

      David Austin to showcase novel new blooms at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      David Austin Roses will be at RHS Chelsea Flower Show showcasing two new personalities from its English Rose collection. These are Eustacia Vye and Gabriel Oak. Named after two charcaters from Thomas Hardy novels, The Return of the Native (1878) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). Named after the heroine of The Return of the Native, Eustacia Vye is an exceedingly pretty rose of soft, glowing apricot-pink. Each bloom is packed with multiple delicately ruffled petals,held on red-tinged stems. The blooms begin as shallow cups opening to full rosettes, revealing petals of a richer hue which gradually pale over…

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