Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Chelsea Flower Show is one of those traditions that I simply can’t miss every year. As a garden designer and having studied horticulture, I have to visit the pinnacle of horticulture.

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Every year the RHS puts together the most spectacular horticultural show. It is quite unique to have in one place the best garden design, growers and traders within the industry.

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I worked for the RHS in the shows department and I know how much work goes into every single one of these events. Chelsea is the biggest, busiest and most prestigious, so very well done to the whole team that makes it possible!

So this year it couldn’t be different. Despite having fewer show gardens than the previous year, CFS is about the quality and not the quantity. Here is a small view of what’s on offer this year.

Through BBC TV coverage and worldwide media, this show is the one opportunity for horticulture to become global. Anybody working in gardening and horticulture is looking out for Chelsea Flower Show this week.

New trends, products and plants presented this week will still have a huge impact throughout the year. And now we just wait for Chelsea Flower Show 2018 which of course is on its way.

Some of the gardens:

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The M&G Garden, Designed by James Basson Gold medal and Best Show Garden.
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Inland Homes: Beneath a Mexican Sky, Designed by Manoj Malde. Silver Gilt Medal.
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The Zoe Ball Listening Garden, designed by James Alexander-Sinclair
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Silk Road Garden, Chengdu, China, designed by
Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins. Silver Gilt Medal.
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The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden, Designed by Matt Keightley
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The Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration, designed by
Sarah Eberle. Gold Medal.
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The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope, Designed by
Ruth Willmott. Silver Gilt Medal.
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The Morgan Stanley Garden, Designed by
Chris Beardshaw. Silver Gilt Medal.
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City Living, Designed by Kate Gould. Gold Medal and Best Fresh Garden.
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The Seedlip Garden, Designed by
Dr Catherine MacDonald. Gold Medal.

Floral marquee:

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The big marquee is the place to admire the craziest flowering displays. British growers and nurseries from around the globe nurture their plants to bring them to London and showcase the very best.

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Trade stands and other findings:

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Rakesprogress magazine.

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The secret bar by Seedlip.

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The Hunter spotted by the BBC:

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Chelsea Flower Show is the perfect venue for celeb-spotting!

There are still a few more flower shows in the calendar. If you are in London, I strongly recommend RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and RHS London Shows. Find out more in the RHS.

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