The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
The highlight of the horticultural calendar, The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most prestigious flower show! Over the past three weeks, award winning garden designers from all over the world, together with their teams, made up of some of the best landscape architects, project managers, builders, technicians, horticulturalists, artists and crafts people, have been working solidly to transform the Royal Hospital’s grounds at Chelsea into an oasis of gardening ideas and inspiration!
At the RHS Chelsea Flower Show every single show garden, in every category has the opportunity to win a Gold Medal. There are no limitations on the number of Gold, Silver-Gilt, Silver, or Bronze medals that the judges can award, nor is there a requirement for any medal to be awarded – if none of the gardens are of Gold Medal standard, then no Gold Medals will be presented.
The Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, supported by Viking Cruises, is the world’s largest annual flower show! This family orientated Show covers 34 acres of ground, occupying both sides of the Long Water, in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
This year Garden Designer Juliet Sargeant has designed the RHS Kitchen Garden, which has been created to showcase a number of innovative methods used to grow edible plants.
The Chris Evans Taste Garden is one of five Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Radio 2. The Chris Evans Taste Garden has been designed by Jon Wheatley. Jon has taken inspiration from Mary Berry, in his design for an edible garden, which reflects the most delicious edible plants grown in gardens and allotments across the UK.
Heralded as the world’s most prestigious horticultural event, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2017, opens to the public from Tuesday 23rd May 2017 until Saturday 27th May 2017. Visitors will be treated to exhibits showcasing the latest new plant introductions, alongside beautiful gardens, which demonstrate the latest ideas in garden and landscape design, many of which feature new, rare, unusual, and interesting plants, grouped together with much loved old favourites.
Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden was designed by Jennifer Jones for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. This World Garden was built by Surrey Hills Landscaping and sponsored by Journey Latin America. The RHS judges awarded the Inca Garden a Silver Medal.
Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has been designed to convey a sense of adventure and travel to its visitors.
Greenhouse Effect was designed by Sheena Seeks for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. This Conceptual Garden was built by Eden Landscape Projects and sponsored by The Greenhouse People. The RHS judges awarded the Greenhouse Effect a Silver-Gilt Medal, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
I caught up with designer Sheena Seeks at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016, to find out more about her Conceptual Garden, Greenhouse Effect.
The Meningitis Now Futures Garden was designed by John Everiss and built by Peter Gregory Landscapes, Andrew Loudon and Chilstone. The RHS judges awarded the Meningitis Now Futures Garden a Silver-Gilt Medal. This Artisan Garden was voted the Best Artisan Garden, in the People’s Choice Awards, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
The Meningitis Now Futures Garden celebrates 30 years of the charity Meningitis Now, the garden is inspired by the spirit, energy and positivity of the young people whose lives have been changed by Meningitis.
The Telegraph Garden was designed by Andy Sturgeon and built by Crocus. The RHS judges presented The Telegraph Garden with a Gold Medal, and the coveted award of Best in Show.
Remembering the sense of awe and wonderment that he felt visiting The National History Museum, for the first time as a child, Andy Sturgeon has used his childhood memories as the inspiration for his design for The Telegraph Garden.
The UNHCR: ‘Border Control’ Garden was designed by Tom Massey and John Ward. This Conceptual Garden was built by Landform Consultants and sponsored by UNHCR. The RHS judges presented the UNHCR: ‘Border Control’ Garden with a Gold Medal, and the prestigious title of Best Conceptual Garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.
The Border Control Garden was designed to draw attention to the plight of refugees.