RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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

Networking a business benefit of RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Networking a business benefit of RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Landscape contractors explain reasons for getting involved despite difficulties.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show News

Plantipp aims to repeat RHS Chelsea Flower Show new plant success

Plantipp aims to repeat RHS Chelsea Flower Show new plant success

After the best new plant winning introduction of Clematis Amber last year, Plantipp BV is going to introduce three new varieties at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, on 23-27 May this year.

Hillier to use Davidia involucrata as Chelsea Flower Show memory tree

Hillier to use Davidia involucrata as Chelsea Flower Show memory tree

Hillier is opening part of its Chelsea Flower Show display garden to the public and inviting show visitors to attach their favourite garden memory to its 'Memory Tree'.

Wholesale nurseries moving into retail sales

Wholesale nurseries moving into retail sales

New approaches adopted as wholesalers Hortus Loci and King's Nurseries expand

Garden shows offering platforms for nurseries

Garden shows offering platforms for nurseries

Growers and suppliers key to exploiting sales platforms at latest garden shows

RHS chelsea flower show on twitter

Video

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

Comment

Seabrook On... Sensible pricing levels

Seabrook On... Sensible pricing levels

One of the big retail chains has flower seeds on sale at 25p a packet, while one of the specialist mail-order companies has six nigella plants on offer at £15 plus £4.95 carriage charges.

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RHS Chelsea 2016

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.

New plants

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.