The prestigious annual Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show to be held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, will commence on 19 to 23 May 2015.
The big announcement so far is that Prince Harry’s charity, Sentebale, will be exhibiting a garden for the second time. The charity is dedicated to helping impoverished and parentless children in the African kingdom of Lesotho.
This year’s garden will be designed by Matt Keightley, who was behind the very popular “Hope on the Horizon” garden for the military charity, Help For Heroes, this year.
Also in the pipeline is a partnership between Champagne house Laurent Perrier, a regular exhibitor at the show, and the grand Derbyshire stately home of Chatsworth. Garden designer Dan Pearson will be creating a ‘triangle’ garden, which can be viewed from all three sides and will represent a small, pretty corner of the 105-acre Chatsworth garden.
Designer Jo Thompson, who scooped a gold medal for her recreation of a London square at Chelsea this year, is designing a “sylvan retreat” for M&G investments. It will feature a two-storey oak framed building, a natural swimming pond, woodland and British flowers such as roses and peonies, in a palette of greens, pinks, lavender blues and creams.
Beauty firm L’Occitane will be showing off a gorgeously-scented garden inspired by the history of the perfume industry in Grasse, France’s perfume capital, while John Tan & Raymond Toh are creating a garden inspired by Kranji, a lush suburb of Singapore famous for its orchid farms and tropical plants, that will be sponsored by Esmond Landscapes, Uniseal.
One of the most exciting new exhibitors is Al Barari Firm Management, which is behind a garden called “Beauty of Islam” – a relaxing sanctuary influenced by Islamic art, designed by Kamelia Bin Zaal, and featuring plants including jasmine, rosemary and papyrus.
The photographs on his page are from the 2014 Show.
Credit: The Telegraph