Gardening's premier event is all set to trowel-off once again at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 20th May 2014. If you're attending this year, why not have a read of our Top 5 Must See Gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 to make the most of the green-fingered action. And if you're really getting into the gardening spirit, you might want to take a look at the Heathcote & Ivory Gardeners Collection to pamper those hard-digging hands.
Designed by Bartholomew Landscaping & Stoke-on-Trent City Council
The futuristic Positively Stoke-on-Trent represents the new eco-freindly vision for the city, that sees it draw on natural resources to provide new sources of energy into the future. It features solar panels, high-tech design and materials, and a glass pavilion representing water, earth and air. Designed jointly by the city council and Bartolomew Landscaping, it's a dramatic, green and creative advertisement for the city.
A Garden for First Touch at St George’s
Designed by Patrick Collins
Inspired by the strength shown by premature babies and their families during their difficult start to life, A Garden for First Touch at St George’s features a turbulent water source that then flows through a valley, becoming gentler towards the end. It's a celebration of the work of the Neonatal Unit at St George's Hospital in London and a message of hope and triumph over adversity.
No Man's Land
Designed by Charlotte Rowe
Designed to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, No Man's Land recalls the conflict of World War One – a war marked by minefields and the Western Front, known for its narrow No Man’s Land between frontline trenches – and reflects how the landscape has been regenerated. The garden also shines a light on the effects of war on the human body and spirit and our capacity to heal.
The M&G Garden
Designed by Cleve West
Based on the paradise garden invented by the Persians more than 2,000 years ago as a space for sanctuary and contemplation, the M&G Garden uses water, shade and planting with a contemporary edge. A tall, octagonal water fountain made from Bath limestone takes centre-stage, working in harmony with plants chosen for their sensory qualities and the Roots of the Tree of Life are engraved into stone wall panels.
The Massachusetts Garden
Designed by Susannah Hunter & Catherine MacDonald
A little piece of New England in England; inspired by a trip to Cape Cod, The Massachusetts Garden offers an interpretation of Massachusetts, inspiration taken from sand dunes and the seashore. The garden makes use of native and naturalised plants from the region, along with bold sweeps of roses and hydrangeas as a backdrop to the charming artist's retreat beach hut.
If it's an enchanting walk through an exotic garden your hankering for, why not drift away with the Enchanted Walk Bathing Melt Flowers on Heathcote & Ivory.
Enjoy the Show!