The World's Greatest Flower Show & What Not To Miss....


Come and see the flowers in bloom
Heavenly scents to fill a room,

Elaborate blossoms, in every hue,
Looking up, the sun to view,
Summer's here, and what a show,
Endless varieties for you to grow,
All kinds of plants for sun and shade,
Ferns and foliage, beautifully displayed,
Lavish garden designs, which are seen by the Queen,
On the BBC Channels you can view the whole scene,
Watching the gardeners, their fingers crossed,
Each one hoping, to get a certificate embossed,
Royal Horticultural Society, what a thrill,
Such excitement, hoping that all their skill,
Happens to get noticed by the Judges, who are,
Over the moon, and think they're a star,
Whatever the outcome, they all are, by far!

Ernestine Northover

WORLD FAMOUS FLOWER SHOW

The world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show will run for six days from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May 2022, at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Whilst due to Covid  it took place in September last year for the first time in the show's 108-year history, 2022 will see the much-loved event return to its usual May dates.

Whilst we won’t be at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, it always excites us hugely and we like to keep abreast of what’s going on. This annual horticultural event is one in which Britain still leads the world and its creative influence has a huge influence on all tastes in garden design and garden products.

People love all things garden, and for one week in May the best of the industry gather together to show off their wares and no one does it with quite so much panache as Chelsea.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO

All the Main Show Gardens have the ability to make people gasp, but we think these will be extra special….

Chris Beardshaw’s RNLI Garden

Being based at Lyme Regis, we’re always interested in things to do with the sea, and especially our amazing RNLI, so Chris’s planting scheme, timbers, Purbeck Stone and Whichford Pottery Urns should all come together to create a pretty special garden.

Juliet Sargeant’s New Blue Peter Garden – Discover Soil

This is a garden celebrating the wonders of soil and its role in supporting life.  This is a show garden with a strong message which after Chelsea will be transported in its entirety to RHS Bridgewater.  It especially encourages children to get involved with gardening, and for us this is a big message.

Joe Swift’s BBC Studios Our Green Planet & RHS Bee Garden

BBC Earth and the RHS have partnered with Joe Swift to bring you the BBC Studios Our Green Planet and RHS Bee Garden, which aims to help and inspire people to grow bee-friendly plants and encourage people to think of the power of plants to help our precious pollinators.  This is something that is very dear to our hearts in the Sitting Spiritually Garden, with many different British wild bees in decline and a threat of some species being lost from Britain altogether, Joe Swift’s garden highlights that solitary and other rare bees need our urgent help.

Gardener’s Question Time Anniversary 

Matthew Wilson is designing this exhibit to mark the 75th Anniversary of the ever popular BBC Radio 4 programme.  He himself has been with GQT now for 13 years so is excellently placed to mark the history of the show & show how tastes in gardening have changed.  Other panelists have also been asked to lend an artefact that is significant to them.  They will also be looking at how their demographic has changed a lot in the past two years, and how their audience has become younger.  We think this is going to be a really thought provoking exhibit and one that people will love.  We’re also thrilled that Matthew spoke to us recently for our Have A Seat With Series, which you can read here

OTHER THINGS NOT TO MISS....

We’ve always loved the smaller, more hidden gardens, the little jewels in the crown of Chelsea, so do seek out  the smaller Sanctuary Gardens which support the benefits of gardens on our wellbeing.

NEVER miss a stroll around the Great Pavillion!

RHS Chelsea’s Great Pavilion will again be filled with glorious sights and scents and THE BIGGEST floral displays to blow you away!  Some of the world’s finest growers and nurseries will be there offering impressive displays and expert advice & they’re always happy to chat. The Great Pavilion, dubbed 'the jewel in the Chelsea Flower Show crown’, is 12,000m2, that’s almost 3 acres and the average size of 3,230 British gardens!!

Retail Therapy – it wouldn’t be Chelsea without a shopping jaunt, Chelsea hosts an array of horticultural products and is the perfect place to browse and buy something for the home and garden. You’ll get to drink in the stylish atmosphere of the show with unrivalled boutique shopping and hand-picked tradestands filled with desirable gardening related products.  And whilst we're not there, we will have a fantastic Chelsea Offer available throughout the week, see our website for details and use the opportunity to buy the seat of your dreams at a huge saving.

THINGS YOU ONLY HEAR OR SEE AT CHELSEA!


We'll leave you with some wonderful quotes we read online and we'd like to share......

  • A security guard saying into his walkie talkie ‘Okay Dave, the champagne lorry’s coming through now’
  • People dressed for a night at the opera at half-past nine in the morning
  • Gold leaf gardening gloves
  •  Rhythmic gymnasts in gold spandex outfits jumping up and down between flowers, shrubs and garden sculptures
  • A pair of 20ft-high horses made from driftwood
  • More Panama hats than you’d see in the members’ enclosure at Lord’s. It’s Panama hat ground zero
  • Countless things so enormously heavy that you wonder how on earth they made it here in the first place

So whether you'r lucky enough to be attending in person, or will be drinking it all in virtually, we wish you all a very Happy Chelsea!

Our RHS Chelsea Flower Show Offer

Our Biggest Discount of the Year

Between NOW and midnight on Sunday 29th May you'll be able to use the following discount codes when you buy your perfect Swing Seat, Day Bed, Pergola or Bench:

CHELSEA100 : £100 off orders over £1,000*
CHELSEA250 : £250 off orders over £2,500*
CHELSEA500 : £500 off orders over £5,000*

*Based on order value inclusive of VAT but exclusive of delivery

July delivery slots currently available.

Discount Codes Automatically Applied at Checkout

Posted by Siobhan on May 20th 2022


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