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!
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 Sir Simon Milton Foundation Garden:’500 years of Covent Garden’ in partnership with Capco was sponsored by Capco Covent Garden and The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and designed by Lee Bestall. This Show Garden was built by JPH Landscapes.
The ‘500 Years of Covent Garden’ The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Garden in Partnership with Capco.
Lee Bestall took inspiration from Covent Garden, with its rich floral heritage and charismatic character, for his design for The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Garden:’500 years of Covent Garden’ in partnership with Capco, which was created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.
The Morgan Stanley Garden was designed by Chris Beardshaw, and built by Chris Beardshaw Ltd, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. I visited The Morgan Stanley Garden, where I spoke to Chris Beardshaw to learn more about his garden. Firstly, here is some information on the Show Garden, but read on for a mini interview with Garden Designer, Chris Beardshaw himself!
The Royal Bank of Canada Garden was designed by Charlotte Harris, and built by Landscape Associates. This Show Garden was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. I visited The Royal Bank of Canada Garden, where I caught up with Charlotte Harris. Here is some information on the Show Garden, but read on for a mini interview with Garden Designer Charlotte Harris herself!
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.
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 Telegraph Garden was designed by Andy Sturgeon and built by Crocus. The garden was sponsored by The Daily Telegraph. The Royal Horticultural Society judges awarded The Telegraph Garden a Gold Medal, and the coveted award of Best in Show, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
The Canary Island foxglove, Digitalis canariensis in The Telegraph Garden, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
The L’Occitane Garden celebrates the 40th anniversary of beauty brand L’Occitane. Garden designer James Basson, has looked back at the history of L’Occitane, focussing on its formation in 1976, in Haute Provence, creating a Show Garden that is evocative of the landscape of this area of France.
The L’Occitane Garden was designed by James Basson, and built by Peter Dowle.
The Winton Capital Beauty of Mathematics Garden was designed by Nick Bailey, the Head Gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden, and built by Gardenlink.
Copper is a predominant feature of The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden. This copper stair rail is etched with plant growth algorithms, and has been designed to represent an emerging seedling. In this photograph you can see something of the mathematical symbol for infinity, which forms the main structure for this garden’s layout.