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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Coverage & Resources

The  Chelsea Flower Show 2015 runs from 19th – 23rd May and is the highlight of the gardening calendar for gardeners of all abilities.  During the show MyGardenSchool will be constantly updated with new articles and news from this unique annual celebration of the best of gardening – before you…

A gardener’s guide to photographing plants and gardens

I could put together a technical post on this subject, but I’m not going to. I know that most gardeners that go out armed with a camera pay little attention to aperture and shutter speed; depth of field is something you find in a meadow.  (That said – if you are interested…

The best new plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Chelsea Flower Show is the perfect place to launch new plant varieties to capture media attention. As a grower a new plant is a main news story in the run up to the show: a way of attracting both press and visitors at the Show itself.  The Plant of the…

The Homebase Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Adam Frost returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show following winning Gold for his garden Time to Reflect in 2014. This year’s garden is inspired by the work of modernist architect Marcel Breuer, the garden is also about the contrast between urban and natural environments. As a place for a small…

Crossing Continents: a muliti-cultural society of plants in a garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 has been a fantastic experience as ever. This was my 25th year of designing and coordinating the Hillier exhibit in The Great Pavilion at the heart of the show. Bringing together 4000 plants in the largest exhibit in the show is an inspiring and creative…

The Cloudy Bay Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Brothers Harry and David Rich designed The Cloudy Bay Garden in Association with Vital Earth this year. Harry Rich (27) David Rich (24), are the youngest ever duo to create a Show Garden at Chelsea – a sign of the increasing presence of young talent at the show. Working with Cloudy Bay,…

The Brewin Dolphin Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Garden designer Darren Hawkes, making his second Chelsea appearance, has won a well deserved  RHS Gold Medal for the Brewin Dolphin Garden. The garden represents Brewin Dolphin’s heritage alongside their flexible approach to business in the financial and wider world.  The garden is filled with mature English Elms (good to…

A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse Chelsea Flower Show 2015

We can’t help but love this concept.  L’Occitane is a highly scented garden designed by James Basson that reflects the upturn in fortunes of the perfume industry in Grasse, France. Historic elements are peppered throughout, with the scents coming courtesy of fig and rosemary hedges, along with Osmanthus, Iris, bergamot, lavender and thyme. L’Occitane…

The Healthy Cities Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Chris Beardshaw’s Garden is Sponsored by first timer Morgan Stanley. Personally this garden was our favourite Show Garden of the entire Show. Chris Beardshaw never fails to disappoint. Rather than following the usual route of simply attaching its name to a show garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsor Morgan Stanley…

The Telegraph Garden The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Telegraph Garden The Telegraph Garden for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show by Marcus Barnett. Really interesting stand out planting – which used bold yellows and reds – cheering up the grey days early in the week at Chelsea.  Inspired by the De Stijl Movement, this year’s Telegraph garden…

The Living Legacy Garden The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Living Legacy Garden The ‘Living Legacy’ Garden commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and celebrates the role of Wellington College as the national memorial to the 1st Duke of Wellington. Designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam of Wilson McWilliam Studio, the composition of the Living…