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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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    • 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 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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    • RHS Flower Shows 2019

      Tickets go on sale for all RHS Flower Shows 2019

      Tickets to RHS Flower Shows 2019 are on sale to its members at discounted prices. The general public will be able to buy tickets on Friday 7 September.   Prices start at £5.00, with early bird and advance booking discounts available. Children also go free to the RHS shows at Westminster, Cardiff, Malvern, Hampton Court Palace, Chatsworth House and Tatton Park.   RHS Flower Shows 2019:   – RHS London Spring Launch Show – 8–10 April Kicking off the show season with a celebration of spring and a look ahead to the upcoming show season. – RHS Flower Show Cardiff…

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      RHS London shows to relocate to RHS Gardens to growth audiences

      From 2019 three of the current five London Shows, held in the Royal Horticultural Halls, will relocate to RHS Gardens to attract larger audiences, be enjoyed by more people and deliver greater results for nurseries and exhibitors. The move follows the RHS continuing to look at how to increase the success and popularity of its London Shows since it last reviewed them in 2016. All five of the London Shows currently attract only 12,000 visitors in total throughout the year, on average 2,400 visitors per show. In contrast individual RHS Flower Shows at our RHS Gardens attract over 45,000 people…

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      Kate Gould Chelsea garden opens to the public in London’s West End

      An award-winning 2018 Chelsea garden designed by Kate Gould has opened just off London’s world-famous Oxford Street (on Old Quebec Street). The garden has been adapted and moved to the heart of the West End from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Wild West End Garden forms the latest new green space under the banner of Wild West End, a collaboration between the area’s businesses to improve biodiversity and air quality and promote happiness and wellbeing, all of which is associated with greening the urban environment. The Wild West End Garden, which won a gold medal in the Spaces to…

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      Gaze Burvill awarded Best Tradestand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

      Simon Burvill and Butter Wakefield accepted the Best Tradestand award from RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt, OBE, DL at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on behalf of luxury outdoor furniture designer and maker Gaze Burvill. Gaze Burvill first exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 25 years ago. In the first year of business there was one seat to display and granted a small space on the perimeter of the show. In 2018 Gaze Burvill are positioned centrally on Main Avenue which is the equivalent of Pall Mall or Mayfair on the Monopoly board! The collection of furniture…

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      Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      Woodlodge, the UK garden planters and containers supplier is celebrating after the two exhibits it contributed to at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26 2018) won prestigious medals. The Sun’s Container Revolution Garden in the Grand Pavilion at Chelsea – the brainchild of renowned garden writer and broadcaster, Peter Seabrook – won a Silver Gilt medal after impressing the judges. Focussing on the ease and maintenance of container gardening, this stunning garden demonstrates how pots of show-stopping plants and foliage can brighten up an outdoor space, no matter how small. A wide range of Woodlodge pots…

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      Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

      The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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      Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the winners of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year and RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018. Both situated in the heart of the Great Pavilion, each was selected by a dedicated panel of experts and are now on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Hydrangea RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE (‘USHYD0405’) was awarded the Plant of the Year 2018. Exhibited by The Sun newspaper with Thompson & Morgan, RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE was bred…

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      Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme

      Alan Titchmarsh joined Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses, to present the company’s latest donation to the National Garden Scheme which brings the total to more that £45,000. George Plumptre, CEO of the NGS, was accompanied by Martin Macmillan OBE, chairman of the NGS, to receive the cheque. The donation comes from the result of sales from Griffin Glasshouses NGS collection which sees five per cent of every sale being donated to the National Garden Scheme. After presenting the cheque, Alan also unveiled Griffin’s two newest glasshouses in the NGS range – the Lavender and the Tarragon. Linda Lane,…

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      Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      Capel Manor College are delighted to achieve a prestigious Gold award for their unique ‘Fifty Shades of Gold’ exhibit and a Silver award for their ‘Wild Garden’ floral arch display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘50 Shades of Gold’ garden was designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary, exploring the science behind the colour yellow, why it evolved in the plant world and what is means to gardeners and plant breeders. The exhibit tells the story of the science and natural history though 50 different plants with gold leaves or gold flowers that express some of…

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      Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show

      Bernhard’s Nurseries have supplied multiple award-winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and have lots more in the pipeline. Bernhard’s Nurseries have ramped up production for show gardens this year, with the addition of Lewis Normand to the team focusing on developing this sector. The 50-year-old nursery business is producing for over 20 show gardens and trade stands across all of the major UK shows in 2018 and looking to expand further on this in 2019 and beyond. After supplying Paul Hervey-Brookes with his giant terrarium features at RHS Malvern Flower Show in early May, Bernhard’s are delighted…

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      The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

      Myeloma UK is delighted to announce that its inaugural garden ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designers John Everiss and Francesca Murrell has been awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. One of the Space to Grow Gardens (a new section at Chelsea this year), The Myeloma UK Garden has been designed to give a positive message about the fight against myeloma, to which there is currently no cure, and is one of three major events that is marking the blood cancer charity’s 21 years of making history. Inspired by Peter King, a Myeloma UK supporter from…

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      The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea

      The first refugee garden to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show has won an RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Designed by first-time Chelsea garden designer Tom Massey, the garden highlights the hidden beauty of refugee camps and is inspired by the resilience, determination, and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The garden was visited by HM The Queen and the prime minister Theresa May on Monday 21 May ahead of the Gala Preview evening. On opening day of the show, it is attracting incredible attention from visitors who are being overwhelmingly positive about its story and inspiration. The Lemon Tree Trust garden’s story will be…

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      Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

      Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, and lead designer, Catherine MacDonald have both struck gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with Mark further scooping the Best Construction Award. This year is the 30th consecutive year at Chelsea for Mark who has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. Affectionately known as the ‘Construction King of Chelsea’, Mark was also awarded the highly coveted Best Construction award. He has built 97 Chelsea show gardens and spent nearly four years of his life on the grounds of Royal Hospital and is delighted to have returned as a designer after winning…

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      10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

      As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

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