Flower Show 2018
The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design…
The world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show returns to London this May and with it, the very best garden designers will unite on Main Avenue to showcase their feature gardens for the public. This year’s themes will focus on a variety of issues and ideas; tradition, romance, environmental challenges, eco-cities, forced migration, the humble pea and Indian cricket.
This year 10 Show Gardens will fill Main Avenue where tradition and romance will contrast with contemporary and urban design. Award winning designer Sarah Price returns after a five year absence with a romanticised Mediterranean paradise that celebrates the expressive and sensual language of colour and texture, light and shadow. The garden is primarily made up of water, planting and earth, demonstrating how simple, sustainable materials can create a rich atmosphere and unforgettable space.
Debut designer Tom Massey presents The Lemon Tree Trust Garden, a communal garden designed for a community of refugees displaced in Domiz camp, Northern Iraq, where such gardens offer a sense of normality, wellbeing and civility to broken lives. The garden is inspired by the resilience and determination of people in situations of forced migration and displacement, and their dedication to create beautiful gardens in the most harsh of living conditions.
By 2030 the World Health Organization is predicting that 60.3% of the population will live in cities. With this in mind returning designer Hay Hwang has created a futuristic ‘Eco-City’ Garden with LG Electronics. The garden is intended for a modern city tower block where each unit has a garden, reimagining the concept of vertical forests and applying it to residential apartments.
Show Manager Katherine Potsides says: “We’re very excited about RHS Chelsea 2018. Every year is different as we welcome some of the greatest designers, plants people and floral artists who bring their creativity, ideas and inspiration to the show and set the horticultural trends for the year ahead. This year we have made changes to the show layout and introduced a new category of gardens ‘Space to Grow’ creating a whole new avenue of gardens with inspiration for all.”
Why We Love It
Why We Love It
- Over 90 exhibits from the world’s best nurseries, growers and florists will stimulate the senses in the Great Pavilion.
- For the first time on Friday 25 May Ranelagh Gardens will remain open to the public until late for an evening of live music, entertainment and more!
- Smaller gardens offering original ideas, trends and take home messages to inspire visitors to transform their outdoor spaces and feel the benefits that growing can bring.