Designers including Tom Stuart-Smith, Tom Hoblyn, James Wong and Andy Sturgeon have drawn inspiration from literature, romance, the Far East and the Fynbos of South Africa, for their RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden designs.
In contrast, the Eden and Leeds City Council gardens draw on influences closer to home including local communities and the British landscape.
The full list of show garden exhibitors
Robert Myers — Cancer Research UK
An ornamental urban roof garden inspired by the sponsor's chosen theme of 'Enlighten'.
Eden Project — Places of Change garden
This garden is twice the size of last year's Eden Project entry. It will feature a number of designated zones such as crops and food, floristry and leisure, medicine and health, industry and manufacture, and conservation and the environment.
Thomas Hoblyn — Foreign Colonial Investment Trusts
Inspired by Voltaire's Candide, the field-like layout of the garden is suggestive of the Turkish smallholding where Candide's final words are spoken.
Tom Stuart-Smith — Laurent Perrier
A modern garden of subtle and varying textures: the centrepiece is an elegant, bronze Pavilion designed by award winning architect Jamie Fobert.
Leeds City Council — The Hesco Garden
The garden represents a section of publicly accessible green space extending throughout Leeds and comprises of elements that demonstrate the linkage between the natural landscape and recreational space.
Andy Sturgeon — The Daily Telegraph
Inspired by travel, this contemporary gravel garden brings together flavours of the Fynbos of the southern Cape, the Maquis shrubland of the Mediterranean, the Chaparral of California and Mexico, and the Matorral of central Chile.
Landform Consultants/Mark Gregory — The Children's Society
The Children's Society returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2010 with a show garden for the modern family. Designer Mark Gregory has taken his inspiration from The Children's Society's Well-being report, giving teenagers a garden where they can spend time with their family and friends and relax in a safe and stylish environment.
Philippa Pearson and Jonathan Denby — South Lakes Hotels: The Victorian Aviary Garden
An ornate Victorian aviary has been restored and adapted in a section of a larger garden creating an enchanting focal point and an informal outdoor room for relaxation, eating al fresco and enjoyment of the garden.
Amphibian Designs/James Wong — Tourism Malaysia
Inspired by the traditional "kampung" (malay village) way of life, the design takes elements of an idyllic, rural lifestyle and interprets them through a chic, ultra modern lense, to create a landscape steeped in ancient heritage, while simultaneously being at the cutting edge of international design.
James Towillis — L'Occitane garden
A garden drawing inspiration from Provence.
Details of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsor M&G Investments' garden and the gardens listed below will follow shortly.
- Fleming's Nurseries
- Ishihara Kazuyuki Design Laboratory
- Darren Saines — Naturally Norway
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