Christopher Bradley-Hole returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show to design Daily Telegraph garden

The Daily Telegraph has asked Christopher Bradley-Hole to design its garden for next year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Crocus will supply the plants for the designer.

Bradley-Hole and Crocus co-director Mark Fane last worked at Chelsea together in 1997 when the designer created the  Latin Garden, again for the Telegraph, which won best in show.

Said Fane; "Many viewed that garden as a ‘game changer’ in the way that Chelsea gardens were designed. Since then Christopher has exhibited at Chelsea several times, winning four gold medals. His last garden was in 2005 so we are really lucky to have him back at the Show, especially in such an important year as the Centenary.

Fane added: "Christopher and Peter Clay have been going round Europe tagging trees and shrubs for the garden. It may seem a long way off until May next year, but the months tick by quite quickly so it’s important to get the main structural plants organised now. Also, it’s better to see the plants now whilst they still have their leaves on rather than in the depths of winter."

Other big names at the show are set to include Michael Balston, Adam Frost, Diarmuid Gavin and Jinny Blom.

Show sponsor M&G's designer is set to be announced in late November. The RHS said it is keen to stop any more names of designers being released prior to then.

Crocus will also supply plants for Ulf Nordjfell's Laurent Perrier garden while Hortus Loci will supply three show gardens.

Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon and Cleve West are not set to exhibit.

The plant of the year event will also run again.

The 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 21-25 May 2013.


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