Another Chelsea victory

From South African townships to a Chinese city of 1,000 lakes, designers at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show drew inspiration from eclectic sources

27th May, 2018
Dancers perform in the David Harber and Savills gardden at Chelsea

‘Simply the finest summer party on the planet – and then, of course, there are the flowers. Ah, the flowers . . .” This is how one aficionado summed up the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For many, the joy of gardening is the thrill of watching that tiny seed they planted reach for the skies. For others it’s an investment in a £10 billion industry, employing more than 300,000 people. Every year, the Royal Horticultural...

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