RHS Chelsea 2018: The Show Gardens and the Artisan Gardens21 May 18
The must-see gardens at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show...
The RHS Chelsea Flower show is always packed with inspiring designs and breath-taking displays. This year is no different!
Among the Show Gardens that you must visit is The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC. This has been created to reflect the emotional journey of the children who receive help from the NSPCC. The garden includes a number of acid-loving woodland plants and plays beautifully with different textures. Charlotte Hawkins was joined by Dame Esther Rantzen to promote the garden on the preview day.
Situated in a prime location is the Wuhan Water Garden and this has been designed as a journey through the contrasting natural landscape of Hubei Province. Meanwhile, the David Harber and Savills Garden combines planting with sculpture so that both complement each other accordingly. It has been designed by Nic Howard who is known for his relaxed style.
James Doran-Webb’s driftwood sculptures are nothing short of spectacular and two rearing horses are among the dramatic structures that steal the show.
Although the Show Gardens always turn heads with their impressive designs, the Artisan Gardens are also among the highlights at this year’s event. All of these gardens tell a different story and some focus on inspiring charity work such as that carried out by Supershoes, which supports children with cancer.
The Claims Guys: A Very English Garden (pictured above) is extremely pretty. This garden is particularly notable for its symmetric design and it showcases some impressive dry-stone walling, which frames pretty planting.