Chelsea Flower Show

An annual horticultural highlight, the Chelsea Flower Show kicks off on 21 May, for its centenary edition.

For its 100th year, Chelsea has, as usual, enlisted a host of top landscape and garden designers to create individual gardens.

These include the Brewin Dolphin Garden, this year designed by Robert Myers Associates:

The Brewin Dolphin garden, by Robert Myers Associates
The Brewin Dolphin garden, by Robert Myers Associates

And this effort for Homebase, designed by Adam Frost:

The Homebase garden, by Adam Frost
The Homebase garden, by Adam Frost

Alongside garden and landscape design, more traditional product and furniture design will also be represented, for example through this stand, designed by Tord Boontje in collaboration with sculptor Lucy Smith:

Tord Boontje and Lucy Smith's stand, under construction
Tord Boontje and Lucy Smith’s stand, under construction

The stand has been designed as a gallery/garden concept, with low plinths to showcase work.

The whole space and plinths are covered with a green printed pattern, created by Studio Tord Boontje.

Tord Boontje and Lucy Smith's stand, under construction
Detail from Tord Boontje and Lucy Smith’s stand

Meanwhile Cog Design has developed a series of panels which are being applied to a marquee within the Great Pavilion.

Cog's panels mark 100 years of the Chelsea Flower Show
Cog’s panels mark 100 years of the Chelsea Flower Show

The panels feature images and information from the last 100 years of the Chelsea Flower Show, and use images from the archive of the Royal Horticultural Society, which organises the Chelsea Flower Show.

Cog's panels mark 100 years of the Chelsea Flower Show
Cog’s panels mark 100 years of the Chelsea Flower Show

Also, for the first time this year, the RHS has worked with an artist to create a key installation.

Marc Quinn has created the Rush of Nature work, which will appear at the show before being auctioned off as part of the RHS Chelsea Centenary Appeal.

The installation, however, is being kept under wraps until the show kicks off…

The Chelsea Flower Show runs from 21-25 May at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

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