RHS Chelsea exhibits will show science behind plants

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show (23 - 27 May) Great Pavilion Discovery Zone will feature eight exhibits linked to the scientific benefits of plants from government agencies, businesses and societies.

At Chelsea, AutoPot Global will create a greenhouse structure that demonstrates how their sustainable growing technology could be used where natural resources are limited. The design represents a camp and will explore the possibility of erecting greenhouses in refugee camps.

Indoor Garden Design’s display will looks at the benefits plants have on the psychological, emotional and general health of the occupants.

The British Ecological Society will exhibit plants that grow in gloomy conditions.

Scotts Miracle-Gro has an eco-therapy garden focussing on sight, smell, sound, touch and taste aiming to challenge the sedentary nature of children’s lives in the UK.

Sparsholt College’s Mighty Greens which looks at the benefits of edible plants such as watercress as a street snack and for cancer prevention.

The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International’s (CABI) exhibit explores natural solutions to the growing problem of invasive plants and their impact on our ecosystems and infrastructure.

Kew will promote its State of the World’s Plants report released in May.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will present STEM Surrounds Us to demonstrate how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are being used by government, businesses and individuals to protect the country from threats to tree and plant health.

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