Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The theme for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Container Garden category was green spaces for health, wellbeing and the environment. The aim  being to show that any space, no matter how small, can be turned into a gardening haven. These small gardens offered plenty of inspiration for making the most of limited space and resources.

We worked with Paul Hervey-Brookes, who as well as creating his own show garden, mentored five newly qualified designers for the Container Garden category. Each of the five gardens was enclosed by our Practical Instant Hedge™.

Container Gardens

The Still Garden
Designed by Jane Porter Gold Medal and Best in Category Winner

This is inspired by the plants that thrive across the Highlands and Islands. The plants reference native species and the climate to evoke an atmosphere that is immersive, secluded and still.

Wild Kitchen Garden
Designed by Ann Treneman Silver Gilt Medal and People’s Choice Winner

Wild edible plants and trees are brought into a small urban setting. The planting is informal colourful, airy, natural, and tasty too. It would work perfectly in the back garden of a city terrace.

The Enchanted Rain Garden
Designed by Bea Tann Silver Gilt Medal

Inspired by a rainy garden in Manchester, this container garden is designed to thrive in wet conditions, influenced by UK forests

Mandala, Meditation and Mindfulness Garden
Designed by Nikki Hollier Silver Medal

This garden offers a safe haven to spend time sitting and meditating, listening to the tranquil water, bees humming and birds singing – a calm and restful but rejuvenating space.

Mediterranean Reflection
Designed by Tanya K Wilson and Johanna Norlin – Mallorca Garden Design Silver Medal

Inspired by the Mallorcan landscape, this container garden utilises the colours and stone textures of the Mediterranean through artisan elements.


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