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Its that time of year again and the world famous Chelsea Flower Show is due to start on 23rd May.
The RHS Chelsea Flower show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for 5 days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.
Discover the eight Show Gardens, five Fresh Gardens, nine Artisan Gardens, the Fresh 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.
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2017 Chelsea Flower Show Highlights
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.
Explore the full list of Show Gardens in detail
Artisan Garden highlights include the 2016 winner of Best Fresh Garden, Gary Breeze, who has designed a garden which features the replica of an 800 year old boat which was discovered in the Norfolk Broads. Meanwhile, Ishihara Kazuyuki returns for his 12th year with Gosho No Niwa inspired by the Kyoto emperors of Japan, and the work of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí is the focus of Sarah Eberle’s Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration.
Find out more about the Artisan Gardens
Fresh Garden highlights include Jack Dunckley’s The Bermuda Triangle which will resemble an active volcano surrounded by tropical planting. At 23, Jack is one of the youngest garden designers ever to exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Kate Gould’s City Living demonstrates how to create a usable green space in an urban apartment block and Mind Trap by Ian Price, about his personal experience of depression.
Discover the range of Fresh Gardens in full
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.
Information taken from www.rhs.org.uk