Following the RHS’ announcement that its Chelsea Flower Show will now take place in the autumn, Yeo Valley Organic has agreed to adapt its plans for the Yeo Valley Organic Garden for the postponed event.
The show garden, inspired by the real Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Somerset, has been designed by Tom Massey and Sarah Mead. It highlights the importance of soil health in reversing climate change and tackling global biodiversity collapse.
Sarah Mead, who designed the real Yeo Valley Organic Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show and who works with her husband Tim in the Yeo Valley Organic dairy business, says: “We fully support the RHS’s decision to postpone the show until later in the autumn. It feels sensible and understandable given the continued uncertainty about the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in London and elsewhere this spring. We’re confident we can successfully adapt our plans and stage a fabulous seasonal garden in September.”
Award-winning garden designer Tom Massey adds: “We feel very fortunate, under the circumstances, that our Chelsea design is inspired by a real place that changes with the seasons and has been designed by Sarah for year-round interest and colour. We’re really excited about adapting the planting scheme and showcasing the abundance of autumn in the design and are already in discussions with the wider team about how we make it all happen.”