After being gifted tickets to this highly anticipated horticultural event taking place from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May at The Royal Hospital in Chelsea for my 40th Birthday, we wanted to bring the Show to you too!
Sustainability and environmental care is a worldwide trending topic so it comes as no surprise this has also filtered into the show this year. Gardens with environmental messages and a focus on well-being competed for the coveted RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 medals. Trees play a very obvious role along with naturalistic planting and connecting with nature.
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The Show Gardens lining Main Avenue is where to spot this year’s top trends in garden design - think planted layered shades of green with pops of colour- coming from beautiful irises and foxgloves.
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Her Majesty has been the Society’s Royal Patron since 1952 and was a regular visitor to the show with her parents as a child. Her first visit to the show as The Queen was in 1955, attending more than 50 times during her 70-year reign..!
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New to this year is an 'All about Plants' category and Gardens designed for Urban living have been highlighted. Championing the most beautiful balcony and container planting demonstrating the positive impact of plants but also illustrating how you can still have a beautiful garden irrespective of size.
RHS Chelsea’s Great Pavilion is once again filled with the glorious sights and scents of spring. Some of the world’s finest growers and nurseries are back offering impressive displays and expert advice.
The Discovery Zone in the Great Pavilion is home to educational exhibits promoting the latest discoveries in horticultural science. Here you can explore these inspiring displays, many of which champion the benefits of gardening and how that action may combat climate change or improve mental wellbeing.
The Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2022 winner has been announced, with × Semponium 'Destiny' from Surreal Succulents winning the annual award.
Second place went to to Armeria pseudarmeria 'Dreamland' (Dreameria Series) from Stonebarn Landscapes, and third place to Salvia Pink Amistad from Middleton Nurseries Ltd.
We had the most fun, a really fabulous day out! If you’ve never been, add it to your bucket list..!