RHS Chelsea Flower Show

  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

    To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

    My first experience of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was amazing, I adored every second of it! From stepping out of the underground station at Sloane Square, I was immediately excited by the way the surrounding area got involved with the show, with shops fronts adorning beautiful flower displays – I wish London was always blooming like that! It was lovely that the sun was shining for my first Chelsea experience, and it was wonderful seeing all the gardens in person after really getting to know them, and the meaning behind them, whilst putting together the Pro Landscaper Chelsea Supplement.…

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  • Photo of See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

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  • Photo of Recycling plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 at Barking Riverside London

    Recycling plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 at Barking Riverside London

    This spring, the landscape, architecture and art collective Wayward is collaborating with Barking Riverside London and DF Clark to produce an innovative recycling scheme: to rehome thousands of plants and materials from the world’s most prestigious flower show. Where do the plants go after the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? As part of an ambitious community exchange in its third year, with the support of a volunteer team, thousands of recycled plants and materials will be redistributed to local schools and community gardens, creating a lasting legacy for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Plants and gardening materials will be distributed to eligible community groups…

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  • Photo of Gaze Burvill celebrates a milestone: 25th Anniversary Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Gaze Burvill celebrates a milestone: 25th Anniversary Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Gaze Burvill has asked award-winning garden designer Butter Wakefield to design its garden display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a very special occasion, as this year marks the 25th RHS Chelsea Flower Show appearance for outdoor furniture and kitchen maker Gaze Burvill. Butter is showcasing their signature elegant outdoor lifestyle in a patchwork of leafy glades, featuring young whitebeam (Sorbus aria Lutescens) trees and yew cubes in her planting scheme. These young ‘anniversary’ oak trees from Deepdale Trees will head to the Courtyard Garden in Hampshire after the Flower Show, to take up permanent residence there. Also…

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  • Photo of John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors

    John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors

    The garden features a striking circular sculpture of 100 golden tractors and the planting mixes meadow and monoculture planting styles. A charred oak backdrop and circular seating suggest farm buildings dotted across the pastoral landscape. The garden reflects the atmosphere of walking through the countryside, where nature looks on as tractors cultivate the fields. The planting depicts the landscape’s natural beauty through a combination of native and non-native flowering grasses and wildflowers. Around 2000 individual plants include Calamagrostis Karl Foerster planted en masse to mimic fields of crops, while Papaver cambricum and ferns portray John Deere’s green and yellow corporate…

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  • Photo of The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea

    The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea

    The Wuhan Water Garden may be the most eye-catching Show Garden at the largest Triangle Site. Designed to be walked around and viewed from all sides, the Garden will evoke a unique journey for visitors to China’s Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan. Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape architect Patrick Collins collaborated in designing the Garden which is inspired by China’s ‘City of 100 Lakes’- Wuhan, whose culture and development has long been associated with water. Wuhan is the capital of central China, situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces with a population of over…

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  • Photo of Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea

    Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea

    The National Park Authority’s newest ranger has joined a team of seasoned landscapers and horticulturalists in London, to help create the Welcome to Yorkshire show-garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 24-year-old Tom Hickey from Earby landed his access ranger job this month, after spending two years gaining a wealth of practical skills and experience through a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Rural Apprenticeship, supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. This week he is helping to build a show garden inspired by his home turf, and which has been sponsored by the…

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  • Photo of Hillier inspires future horticulturalists and celebrates the royal wedding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Hillier inspires future horticulturalists and celebrates the royal wedding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    As a decorated Chelsea exhibitor, Hillier holds the world record for having the most consecutive Chelsea gold medals and is truly a must-see exhibit at the show. This year incorporating a live artist, horticultural inspiration and the royal wedding. If going for a 73rd gold wasn’t enough to keep the Hillier team busy, they are also creating a special installation for the RHS. As well as the main exhibit, the team is also creating “A Royal Celebration by Hillier”, which will be at the entrance to the Great Pavilion, marking the royal wedding this year. This is the first time…

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  • Photo of Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand

    Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand

    To celebrate 80 ‘trusted years,’ British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has unveiled a ‘provenance and history’ themed trade stand at RHS Chelsea this year which provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of their best loved and most familiar plants. Designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services, the stand celebrates the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and the pivotal scientific discoveries which came about through botanical study. The stand’s provenance and…

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  • Photo of Gin garden unveiled by Silent Pool at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Gin garden unveiled by Silent Pool at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Silent Pool, the multi-award-winning Intricately Realised gin, will be unveiling an exquisite garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22 to 26 May), designed by gardener David Neale and created by his company Neale Richards Garden Design. Made with a delicate blend of 24 botanicals and bottled on-site in the beautiful, rural landscape of the Surrey Hills, Silent Pool Gin draws inspiration directly from its unique surroundings. The Silent Pool Gin Garden reflects this ethos, mixing sleek, hard landscaping – including textural Portland stone, Purbeck walling and weathered oak – with drifts of soft planting, to create a contemporary yet…

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  • Photo of Alchemy between Harley Street and gold medal winner set to stun at Chelsea

    Alchemy between Harley Street and gold medal winner set to stun at Chelsea

    Gold medal winning garden designer, Robert Barker, will create an extraordinary garden that embraces a horticultural and sculptural tribute to our skin at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. In a unique collaboration with the Harley Street Skin Clinic, Robert Barker is creating a unique entry at Chelsea this year, the Skin Deep Garden. Our largest organ; skin is our personal, unique brand which signals instant clues to our genetic heritage, age and health and this garden will celebrate both its beauty and diversity. A modernist designer, Robert’s credentials are solid with years of experience in garden design. Following a successful…

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  • Photo of Passage from Yorkshire to RHS Chelsea for Welcome to Yorkshire show garden stone

    Passage from Yorkshire to RHS Chelsea for Welcome to Yorkshire show garden stone

    Green-tech is sponsoring the transportation of 50 tonnes of York stone to London to showcase Yorkshire at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and then return it home again. Designer Mark Gregory has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden at RHS Chelsea that showcases the region’s iconic countryside and celebrates the county’s plentiful natural materials, traditional crafts and skilled artisan food production. Designer and managing director of Landform, Mark is celebrating his 30th year at Chelsea. He has been inspired by the stunning Dales; world famous for its Wensleydale cheese, wildflower and buttercup meadows and iconic drystone walls. His breath-taking design aims…

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  • Photo of Hortus Loci championing Chelsea stalwarts and new talent

    Hortus Loci championing Chelsea stalwarts and new talent

    Specialist plant and tree nursery Hortus Loci are no stranger to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and 2018 looks like being their busiest to date. Hortus Loci is the brain child of horticultural heavyweights Mark Straver and Robin Wallis, who between them have over 50 years experience working in UK horticulture and both of whom are 3rd generation nurserymen. Hortus Loci is a totally unique place for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients. The top 30 European landscape architects regularly use the nursery which is rapidly edging towards having the largest available range of trees, perennials, shrubs and plants,…

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  • Photo of New charity glasshouse collection to be unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh

    New charity glasshouse collection to be unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh

    Griffin Glasshouses has announced plans to launch two new glasshouse designs and gardening favourite Alan Titchmarsh will be officially unveiling them at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. The new models are an expansion of the incredibly popular NGS range of glasshouses that Griffin launched six years ago to support the leading gardening charity which is the most significant charitable funder of nursing and caring charities in the country. The specialist glasshouse designer and manufacturer has supported the NGS since 2012 and the new Lavender and Tarragon are the latest additions to the exclusive range, which sees 5% of…

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  • Photo of John Cullen lights up the LG Eco-City Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    John Cullen lights up the LG Eco-City Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    John Cullen are excited to announce the continuation of their relationship with designer Hay-Joung Hwang lighting up the LG Eco-City garden at Chelsea Flower show this May. The lighting scheme, designed by creative director Sally Storey, brings together both inside and out picking out the key features though-out. Hay says: “We are delighted to once again be using John Cullen to light up the LG Eco-City Garden at Chelsea. Their combination of excellent colour rendition and versatile, low heat products add another dimension at night ensuring the garden looks magical at night as well as during the day.” The path…

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  • Photo of Viking Cruises introduce ‘Wellness Garden’ at RHS Chelsea

    Viking Cruises introduce ‘Wellness Garden’ at RHS Chelsea

    Redefining wellness through its RHS Flower Show Gardens: Living well, eating well and connecting with nature Viking, the award-winning cruise line, will be unravelling the meaning of wellness by exploring its homeland – Scandinavia – through its RHS Flower Show gardens this summer – The Viking Cruises Wellness Garden at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show (22 May – 26 May) and the Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden at the 2018 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3 July – 8 July). Both explore the three dimensions of wellness; connecting with nature, living well and eating well, providing a window into the…

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  • Photo of The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    As the annual RHS Chelsea flower show approaches, and designers have their eyes firmly set on the top accolades available, Pro Landscaper takes a trip down memory lane to bring you the last 10 gardens to take home the big one – Best in Show.

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  • Photo of 30 years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Mark Gregory

    30 years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Mark Gregory

    The excitement and buzz of RHS Chelsea is extra special this year for Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, as he celebrates a landmark 30 years at the show. Returning as a designer at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in eight years, after last winning a gold medal for his Children’s Society garden in 2010, he’s going back to his roots for his heartfelt ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden. Mark, who grew up in East Yorkshire, is delighted to be showing the world a slice of the place he proudly calls home for his milestone year.…

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  • Photo of Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    10 exhibits champion the latest in gardening science and technology Interactive displays explore the threat of invasive plants and pests, how to utilise your outdoor space and highlight the benefits of beekeeping Key anniversaries celebrated including MV Empire Windrush, Capel Manor College, Help for Heroes and Bees for Development This year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments, will demonstrate cutting edge science and technology as the Discovery Zone returns to the Great Pavilion. From the increasing threat posed by pests and diseases to the benefits of bees and take-home urban inspiration,…

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  • Photo of The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden

    The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious events in the global gardening calendar, with over 165,000 people attending the show each year. The amount of work in putting together the show is phenomenal, but what does it take to create a gold medal winning Chelsea garden? George Hillier gives insight from the most successful exhibitor in Chelsea Flower Show history, Hillier Nurseries. “There are some incredibly impressive numbers behind Hillier, and we are very proud of every single one of them. Let’s start with Hillier’s biggest stat – 72 consecutive gold medals! Another impressive figure is…

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  • Photo of Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

    Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

    Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and CHERUB charity collaborate on a unique garden to break down walls of HIV infection for young people Sussex-based garden designer, Naomi Ferrett-Cohen, is working with the HIV collaboration, CHERUB, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden will challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research. Naomi has designed the debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with the young…

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  • Photo of The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commencing 22-26 May 2018, The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit. Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED Stone, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and…

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  • Photo of RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘Feel Good’ Garden gifted to NHS Mental Health Trust

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘Feel Good’ Garden gifted to NHS Mental Health Trust

    To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) will receive a garden from the world’s most famous flower show this summer for the benefit of patients and staff, thanks to a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition. The RHS Feel Good Garden, a key feature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22-26 May) designed by Matt Keightley, will be relocated to the Trust, which provides care and treatment to vulnerable adults in a built-up part of London where green space is limited. Some 39 NHS Mental Health Trusts entered the competition and the judging panel, which…

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  • Photo of Chelsea Flower Show seizure garden backed by epilepsy charities

    Chelsea Flower Show seizure garden backed by epilepsy charities

    Epilepsy Society and Young Epilepsy welcome the opportunity to shine a spotlight on epilepsy, through the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, designed by RHS gold medal winning designer, Kati Crome at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden celebrates the lives of two women born almost 100 years apart. But though the women lived radically different lives, they both had one thing in common – epilepsy. Jenny Morris, daughter of Victorian designer, artist and social reformer William Morris, developed epilepsy in 1876, although her condition remained a well-kept family secret due to the stigma of epilepsy. Leslie Forbes, journalist,…

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