RHS Chelsea Flower Show

News, views and background on this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

RHS Chelsea medals announced with Andy Sturgeon/Daily Telegraph best in show

RHS Chelsea medals announced with Andy Sturgeon/Daily Telegraph best in show

The RHS has announced show garden and nursery medals, with best in show revealed as Andy Sturgeon for his geologically-inspired garden for the Daily Telegraph, built by Crocus.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show News

Peter Beales to launch two versatile shrub roses in May

Peter Beales to launch two versatile shrub roses in May

Peter Beales Roses will launch two new roses on May 22 at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Dame Judi Dench rose for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Dame Judi Dench rose for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

David Austin will also launch a Vanessa Bell rose and James L Austin rose at the show.

Nick Dunn and Jekka McVicar awarded Victoria Medal of Honour

Nick Dunn and Jekka McVicar awarded Victoria Medal of Honour

Frank Matthews' managing director Nick Dunn and herb grower Jekka McVicar have been awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH), of which there are only 63 holders at any one time.

Hillier open days offer inspiration

Hillier open days offer inspiration

Hillier Nurseries' chairman Robert Hillier has emphasised the importance of the three P's - politics, promotion and plants:

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The 5000 Poppies Project - VIDEO

The 5000 Poppies Project - VIDEO

This video takes a closer look at a collaboration between acclaimed landscape designer Phillip Johnson and the creators of the 5000 Poppies Project seen at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

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From The Editor - Rewarding the UK's Custodians

From The Editor - Rewarding the UK's Custodians

One of the highlights of the horticulture calendar this year was the presentation in the summer of the inaugural Horticulture Week Custodian Awards at London's Chelsea Physic Garden, where outstanding gardens and parks management teams from right across the UK were recognised for their achievements by their peers.

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Tiarella 'Angel Wings'

Tiarella 'Angel Wings'

Tiarella 'Angel Wings' was launched at Four Oaks by Seiont Nurseries which has exhibited continuously at Four Oaks for more than 35 years.

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16

Calibrachoa Rave Pink '16 from Pentland Plants has an upright mounding habit and a stable star pattern in the pink flower.

Bidens 'Moonlight'

Bidens 'Moonlight'

New plant launches from Thompson & Morgan include Bidens 'Moonlight', Bidens 'Firelight' and Bidens 'Fairylight'.

Petunia 'Splash'

Petunia 'Splash'

Schneider Youngplants sales manger Simon Wright says the Dutch grower's new launch Petunia 'Splash' is UK breeding that thrives in our climate from the start of spring though to winter.

Hebe 'TULL16' (Pink Passion)

Hebe 'TULL16' (Pink Passion)

Hebe 'TULL16' (Pink Passion) was bred by Tully Nurseries in Bally Boughal, Co Dublin, Ireland.

Hebe 'High Voltage'

Hebe 'High Voltage'

Hebe 'High Voltage' was bred by Neil Alcock from Caemarfon, Gwynedd.