Chelsea Flower Show 2021

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was back, with an unfamiliar September date, and we were delighted be work with a number of designers at the world’s most prestigious flower show.

Artisan Garden

Guide Dogs’ 90th Anniversary Garden

In celebration of 90 years of British guide dog partnerships, the Grey Gardeners (Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith) created an emotive wildflower garden. Ferns and dark foliage plants contrasted with colourful meadow planting, of predominantly British native species, including our Practical Native Mix Instant Hedge. With its dog-friendly planting, this was a striking and memorable garden that won a Silver Medal Winner

Container Gardens

This new category, for newly qualified Garden Designers, was mentored by multi award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey Brookes.  Each garden is just 4m x 3m, enclosed by Practical Beech Instant Hedge, a gravel or slate floor and include repurposed IBC containers.

The Hot Tin Roof Garden designed by Ellie Edkins was inspired by a life lived by the beach, but designed for an urban area.

Pop Street Garden by John McPherson created a vibrant, playful garden, inspired by pop art and jump-starting the transition from ‘lockdown to on-the-town’.

The IBC Pocket Forest designed by Sara Edwards was reminiscent of Milan’s Bosco Verticale, an urban pocket forest and haven for wildlife.

A Tranquil Space in the City by Japanese designer Mika Misawa evoked a sense of tranquillity, an autumn seasonal celebration and a way of contemplating life.

The Stolen Soul Garden from Anna Dabrowska-Jaudi where human emotions were given form in this garden, which seeks to draw attention to ‘invisible’ mental health issues.

Great Pavilion

Dave Green created the Mains2Rains installation in the discovery zone inside the Great Pavilion about water management in gardens.  We have supplied Practical Native Mix Instant Hedge plus individual Thuja plants.


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