Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
24–28 May 2016
The gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show are the highlight of the whole event. It is important you know that thanks to this show, gardening has become a national obsession, as several people compete with each other. The show receives important celebrities and media personalities that include the Queen, who is a patron of the Royal Horticultural Society.
What to Expect?
The show is one of the most awaited events of the year and hundreds of people visit it every year to check out the floral arrangements and the gardens. The plants used in the show are of high quality, which is the reason why the judges look for aesthetic as well as originality. Most of the horticulture experts tend to combine different plants, shrubs, and flowers in unique patterns that help in highlighting their color and in accentuating their scent.
Type of Categories
There are three main categories of gardens at the show, which are:
Show gardens are the highlight of the whole event and receive a lot of media coverage as the designs have different themes that portray the latest horticulture trends and unique designs. The size of these gardens varies but it is usually 10m x 10m.
The fresh garden category is all about new ideas and innovative design patterns. Generally, the designs incorporate latest trends and technology and amalgamate that with nature. The size of the garden varies but it is usually 3m x 3m units.
These gardens are all about imagination and the designers take modern as well as traditional approaches, which is quite apparent in the designs. The size is generally 5m x 4m or 7m x 5m.