24–28 May 2016
The Chelsea Flower Show will be held in May this year, and will comprise of 17 show gardens. This year seven out of the seventeen show gardens will be designed by women, as opposed to only two out of fifteen last year. Other than this, people will get to see six artisan gardens and seven fresh gardens in the Great Pavilion. Here are the things that you should be on a lookout for:
The Modern Slavery garden by Juliet Sargeant
According to what’s written on paper, the design by Juliet Sargeant will be about the 13,000 slaves in the United Kingdom and 27 million slaves in the world. It is said that there is an element of hope in the design, which is represented by oak. The design sure sounds intriguing because the message is really powerful. Three months to go until you can check this one out.
Winton Capital Beauty of Mathematics garden by Nick Bailey
Another beauty to watch out for is the Nick Bailey’s Winton Capital Beauty of Mathematics garden, which will showcase the beauty of mathematics and how algorithms are involved in things like plant life and growth. The planting palette of his design is drawn from the Mediterranean and the southern hemisphere.
M&G garden by Cleve West
West has won two Chelsea awards up till now, which is the reason why people are expecting something extra ordinary this year too. It is said that his design this year will be inspired by the terrain of the Exmoor National Park, which has ample oak woodland. Let’s see how this will manifest.
Modern Apothecary garden by Jekka McVicar
McVicar is known for her beautiful displays. Her design this year will show how plants are important for scientific research as it is beneficial for our well being. The garden is sponsored by St John’s Hospice and will be moved there after the event.