Tuesday January 28, 2020

Chelsea’s green world

From climate-smart African architecture to Kate Middleton’s woodland glade for kids, ecology was the watchword at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

26th May, 2019
Feeling blue at Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary garden Pic: Picture: Ros Drinkwater

It’s fair to say that we can thank David Attenborough for setting the template for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The overpowering theme was ecology, ecology and more ecology.

Taking a first look around my immediate impression was that the Royal Hospital Grounds had been invaded by a series of natural woodlands. In terms of design, this was a little more low-key than we have come to expect at Chelsea,...

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