Do you fancy a trip away to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a dear friend or partner? Well, we’re giving away 2 All Day tickets for Thursday 27th PLUS accommodation!
The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Once Britain's largest flower show, it is still the most prestigious. Discover the nine Show Gardens, five Fresh Gardens, nine Artisan Gardens and more than 100 floral displays, which will make up the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May 2017), sponsored by M&G Investments.
Professor Nigel Dunnett has designed the 2017 RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden. Set within an urban context of high-rise and apartment developments, Nigel will demonstrate and celebrate the multiple benefits of plants and gardens in even the smallest of areas. He will also provide a vision for the future development and use of private, communal and social spaces in the places where we live.
In the Show Garden category, James Basson will be going for his third consecutive RHS Gold medal with a re-creation of the stunning Maltese landscape for the M&G Garden: Melitense. Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins are teaming up for the third time at RHS Chelsea with The Chengdu Silk Road Garden which combines architecture and planting in a conceptual East-West landscape with a dramatic ‘Silk Road’ bridge linking the different elements of the garden. Lee Bestall is celebrating 500 Years of Covent Garden, while Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam aim to highlight endangered heathland for Wellington College with Breaking Ground. Chris Beardshaw is going for his 12th RHS Gold medal and is working with the National Youth Orchestra on the Morgan Stanley Garden.
Just some of the anniversaries being celebrated in the Great Pavilion this year include the Hardy Plant Society, which will feature 60 hardy plants for its 60 years, and Hooksgreen Herbs which celebrates 10 years exhibiting at RHS shows. Fibrex Nurseries create a tiered exhibit in tribute to the 30th anniversary of the National Plant Collection of Pelargonium, and Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants returns to the world-famous flower show for its 25th year.
There is clearly loads to look forward to at this years show, so make sure you enter our competition to see it all for yourself!