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

Hillier donates £13,000 from lavender to Rantzen charity

Hillier donates £13,000 from lavender to Rantzen charity

A chance conversation between Robert Hillier and Dame Esther Rantzen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 has led to Hillier donating a cheque for £13,000 to The Silver Line charity today at Ampfield House in Hampshire.

Kraft and literary festival experience for Malvern flower show

Kraft and literary festival experience for Malvern flower show

Three Counties has appointed former Philadelphia cheese marketer Jane Furze as head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Astilbe wins best Plantarium novelty plant award

Astilbe wins best Plantarium novelty plant award

Astilbe 'Chocolate Cherry' (MIGHTY) has been selected as the Best Novelty at Plantarium 2016. The plant was entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom.

Grower singles out best herbs for garden centres

Grower singles out best herbs for garden centres

Tree spinach and samphire are the up-and-coming plants that garden centres are selling, according to Country Herbs owner David Nieburg. He said tree spinach appeals because of the colour and samphire can be watered with saline solution to give it the foodie appeal often seen on television.

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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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Top 100 reveals important story

Top 100 reveals important story

Each year, Horticulture Week's exclusive listing of the top 100 UK garden centres by turnover has an important story to tell - and this year is no exception. It is great news for the sector's leading independent garden centres, the top 10 of which have between them piled on an extra £13.5m in turnover in one year.

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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.

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon'

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon'

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon' is a herb-like perennial entered and being brought onto the market by Vitroflora from Dobrcz, Poland.

Hebe 'Lowag' (Golden Anniversary)

Hebe 'Lowag' (Golden Anniversary)

Hebe 'Lowag' (Golden Anniversary) was named in honour of the 50th anniversary of Lowaters Nursery.

Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (EverColor)

Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (EverColor)

Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (EverColor) has distinctive cream leaves with a dark-green edge. 'Everlite' is the most compact Carex in the EverColor series.

Vaccinium corymbosum 'TH682' (Blue Suede)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'TH682' (Blue Suede)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'TH682' (Blue Suede), bred by the University of Georgia, USA.