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    • Jo Thompson

      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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    • 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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    • MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME

      MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME adorns Chelsea Flower Show vintage London shopfront

      This year, MEDITE SMARTPLY have partnered with Wallgarden, bespoke maker of children’s playhouses, and Sarah Eberle, landscape designer, for the world-renowned Chelsea Flower Show.   On Main Avenue, a miniature Hampshire-style cottage and miniature London Shop, which features MTX, will welcome visitors with a keen sense of creativity and child-like imagination- a key theme for the show this year.   The London Shop is based on the Pragnell fine jewellery showroom on Mayfair’s iconic Mount Street. The shop front is unrecognisable as MTX, which forms the complete shop front. Including the signage and door, to create a traditional Victorian aesthetic.…

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    • McQueens

      McQueens highlights importance of bee conservation at 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      McQueens Flowers has been commissioned by the RHS to create two original art installations at the Chelsea Flower Show, 21 – 25 May. Honey, I’m home will be an interactive installation, inviting visitors to help create a swarm of giant honey bees flying home to their hive. The second will be a dramatic 20m long by 7m wide dark immersive tunnel Per Oculus Apum (Through the Eyes of Bees) complete with upside-down lavender field. Both will open visitors’ minds to how bees see the world and ultimately raise awareness of the recent decline in the bee population.   The installations…

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    • RHS Bridgewater Garden

      The RHS Bridgewater Garden comes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      The RHS Bridgewater Garden at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, is designed by Tom Stuart-Smith. It heralds the creation of the RHS’s new garden in Salford due to open in summer 2020.   The creation of RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford is one of the most significant and impactful events in the RHS’s 215 year history. The RHS is creating the stunning 154 acre garden by breathing new life into the grounds that were once the historic gardens of Worsley New Hall. One of the largest gardening projects in Europe, it is being master planned…

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    • Dan Riddleston

      RHS Chelsea 2019 Diaries – Dan Riddleston – part two

      With just a month to go until we move onsite at the RHS Chelsea showground, the pressure is mounting. Early last month we began to pour the foundations for the pavilion that will sit at the centre of the Warner’s Distillery Garden, a beautiful structure created out of drystone walling, but with two large cantilevered roofs and a series of complex water features, there are various challenges in its construction. It might seem quite early to be laying foundations, but the build programme at RHS Chelsea is incredibly tight and with just 20 days to create the garden on site,…

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    • Kate Gould

      The Greenfingers Charity Garden by Kate Gould RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      Designer Kate Gould’s garden for Greenfingers Charity aims to create a stimulating environment for seriously sick children and their families. The plant colour palate is fresh, predominately green and white with flashes of yellow. The hard landscaping and even the plant content had to be thought through very carefully with access for wheelchairs a high priority. This meant nothing spiky on pathways that would scratch limbs or puncture tyres, furniture and sculpture elements have to be comfortable and accessible, stimulating and interactive wherever possible.   The lower pathway is made from expanded mesh which will have lots of lush green…

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    • Blue Forest

      Blue Forest Creates Treehouse for RHS Chelsea 2019

      Blue Forest is delighted to be exhibiting a luxury treehouse at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The Treehouse will offer the public a rare opportunity to experience the quality and charm of Blue Forest’s bespoke treehouse creations.   It will be created in collaboration with the award-winning Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa in Hampshire.   Following the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the treehouse will move to the grounds of Chewton Glen, where it will provide a fabulous home for the hotels popular children’s club.   The spacious Treehouse is the ideal location for children to play, creating memories with…

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    • The Donkey Sanctuary at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has been awarded an Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The ‘Donkeys Matter’ garden will act as a focal point to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary and to showcase its international work. The Donkey Sanctuary was able to apply for a garden thanks to the generosity of a long-term supporter.   The ‘Donkeys Matter’ garden will use water as its central theme. The garden will show how owning a donkey means access to clean, fresh water for some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world.   The…

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    • Apprentices get a taste of RHS Chelsea Flower Show with construction training day

      The Perennial Lifeline Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a collaboration between a wide range of organisations from across the horticulture industry. It will be built with the help of apprentices from the Association of Professional Landscapers. The group of apprentices took part in creating a mock up of elements of the garden at Urban Landscape Design’s training centre in Cheshire.   The garden is being designed by Chelsea first timers Colm Joseph and Duncan Cargill. Landscaping contractor for the garden, Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces led the training day with the group of year two apprentices.…

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    • Dan Riddleston

      RHS Chelsea 2019 Diaries – Dan Riddleston – part one

      After a year off from building a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we’re back again. This year, we’re working with garden designer Helen Elks-Smith to build her first Main Avenue garden for Warner Edwards Distillery. Helen approached us last year and outlined her design to us – a garden inspired by the natural springs and aquifers at Falls Farm in Northamptonshire, home to Warner Edwards Distillery, featuring a complex series of water features flowing in and out of drystone walls. The central pavilion, designed with Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater in mind, will feature floating cantilevered roofs and…

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    • Makita PF1110 submersible pumps

      Makita pumps used at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      The 10th Welcome to Yorkshire garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, designed by multi award-winner Mark Gregory, features an authentically built canal with flowing water and genuine canal lock gates. A massive volume of water will be circulated by several Makita submersible water pumps. They will ensure the towpath, lock keepers lodge and, importantly, RHS Chelsea’s Main Avenue remains safe, dry and disaster-free.   This garden is inspired by Yorkshire’s history of industry, manufacturing and innovation. It is also inspired by the county’s unrivalled natural environment and green spaces. The working canal has two gates and a bypass sluice…

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    • Johnathan Snow

      Plants take centre stage on Jonathan Snow’s Trailfinders ‘Undiscovered Latin America’ garden

      Jonathan Snow has always felt that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is first and foremost about plants. This year Jonathan will be showcasing plants from the temperate rainforests of South America, specifically Chile. “Designing a garden at Chelsea is a team effort and I wouldn’t be anywhere without listening to the advice of my nursery when it comes to plants, so when Trailfinders invited me to submit an application for a Show Garden in 2019, I went straight to Dave Root (owner of Kelways Plants), and asked him for some general ideas on parts of the world which have interesting plants…

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    • Warner Edwards Distillery

      Bowles & Wyer to build RHS Chelsea garden for Warner Edwards Distillery

      Award-winning landscape contractors Bowles & Wyer will return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year to build a Main Avenue Show Garden for Warner Edwards Distillery, created by garden designer Helen Elks-Smith. The Warner Edwards Garden, which will be Bowles & Wyer’s eighth Show Garden, is inspired by the natural springs at Falls Farm in Northamptonshire – the home of Warner Edwards Distillery – and has been designed using a complicated sequence of structures and techniques to create multiple water features, which run quietly through different areas of the garden creating gentle arcs and streams before they emerge again in the garden. Drystone walls will form a central pavilion with two…

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    • Johnathan Snow

      Jonathan Snow returns to Main Avenue for a second year

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    • The Savills And David Harber Garden

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    • HRH Duchess of Cambridge

      HRH The Duchess of Cambridge designs RHS garden

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    • Eastleigh’s Miles Stone & Kingston Maurward College to Create Show Garden for Chelsea Flower Show

      Eastleigh based Miles Stone are one of the leading suppliers of landscaping materials on the South Coast. Not only are they passionate about creating dream landscapes, they also care about the people that will be creating them in years to come. That’s why, through their partnership with Kingston Maurward College, they have decided to sponsor an Artisan garden at 2019’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show that celebrates 70 years of land-based education at KMC and has a specific focus on inspiring the students of the future. Chelsea Flower Show is an annual garden event that’s held for five days every May…

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    • chelsea 2019

      RHS announces highlights for Chelsea 2019

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces highlights at the Chelsea 2019, taking place 21 – 25 May. For the 10th year, M&G Investments is sponsoring the show.   Show Garden Highlights Encouraging people to reconnect with nature is a key theme at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Gardens are celebrating the beauty of the natural world.   Seven-time gold medal winning designer Andy Sturgeon is back for show sponsor M&G Investments. This year, his design draws inspiration for his garden from nature’s power to regenerate. Colonising the woodland landscape will be young trees, ferns and jewel-like flowers, interspersed with…

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    • Perennial

      Perennial celebrates 180 years with RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

      Perennial returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019 with a Great Pavilion garden. The garden is by first time Chelsea designers Colm Joseph and Duncan Cargill. Inspired by Sir Roy Strong’s autobiographical The Laskett Gardens, The Perennial Lifeline Garden, highlights the long-standing role of Perennial in supporting those working in and retired from horticulture. The designers were chosen following a design competition run jointly by Perennial and the London College of Garden Design. Colm and Duncan’s garden celebrates Perennial’s role at the heart of horticulture. It captures the spirit of Sir Roy Strong CH and Julia Trevelyan Oman’s…

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