The month of May means only one thing – The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. Every year, since being established in 1913, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are completely transformed to showcase horticultural excellence. Thousands of flower enthusiasts join together to appreciate the beautiful grounds and gardening talent, and this year is no different!
The two new main themes that are highlighted throughout the designs this year are mental health and the environment. Some of the gardens have been specifically created to demonstrate the positive impact that plants and green spaces can have on our lives. Some of the gardens that promote this idea are: the RHS Feel Good Garden and the Lemon Tree Trust Garden. All of these spaces connect us to nature and display the improvement horticulture can have on our health, wellbeing and happiness.
As well as this, plants also have a significant impact on the environment and can help fight against major environmental issues. The Weston Garden is designed with only recycled pieces which include plants from previous shows, and The Pearlfisher Garden’s focus is on raising awareness around ocean plastics. These themes are extremely relevant to today’s society because the positive impact of outside spaces needs to be emphasised.
Another new feature of the Chelsea Flower Show this year is The Chelsea Late Event. The Friday show has extended its opening times, which means that visitors can enjoy the gardens into the evening and there will be entertainment with bands, artists and artisan food markets.
With appropriate issues being brought forward through creative design, there is no better reason to visit the renowned Chelsea Flower Show, from 22nd – 26th May. The significant impact that flowers can have our lives is incredible, so why not invest in our long-lasting flowers? Check out our shop today.