RHS garden to showcase Chelsea Flower Show designers' top plants

RHS Wisley gardens hopes to inspire visitors by displaying plants appearing at this year's Chelsea Flower Show

The Plant Centre at RHS Wisley is sourcing many of the plants to be grown at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

The centre is setting up a series of displays, from which plants will be available to buy in the weeks after the event so people can replicate designs in their gardens.

Coordinator Andy Emery said: "The idea we have is to give our customers a feel for the themes at this year's Chelsea and inspire them to try them on a smaller scale in their own gardens.

"We aim to inspire our customers to try something new or to be innovative in their planting schemes by highlighting the colour themes and the in vogue plants of the show."

Leading designers at the show include Andy Sturgeon and Tom Stuart-Smith.

Sturgeon is featuring Pinus nigra and Libertia pereginans, while Stuart-Smith is showcasing a grove of Betula nigra, two hedges of cloud-pruned Buxus sempervirens, and under planting woodland flowers, dominated by grasses, Euphorbias, blue Iris sibirica and fresh white flowers.

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