The virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year really allowed us to immerse ourselves in one of the most prestigious shows ever. Bringing the show into our homes with TV shows, online virtual tours and activities.
A week of celebrations and inspiring talks brought the joy of gardening to many people around the country.
In the spirit of the virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we joined in with the celebrations by asking our customers to take part in two fantastic competitions, #ChelseaGladrags and #ChelseaPicninc, and you can read all about our entries and winners below.
Running our competitions alongside the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we were so delighted to see so many of you taking part and celebrating this years virtual show in style!
There’s no set dress code at the Chelsea Flower Show, however, many enjoy getting dressed up for the special horticultural occasion. We felt it would be a shame to miss out on this opportunity, so we encouraged people to get their #ChelseaGladrags on and pose for a photo with their favourite plant to be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to Chelsea Flower Show 2021!
The Runners Up…
I’ve got the day off, so for fun, I’m dressing up for RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Dressed as the May King and Queen ,adorned with our floral crowns we are ready for the Royal Chelsea Flower show! Our crowns are thick with May blossom ( my favourite) and smell very HEADy indeed! @_suttons1806 #chelseagladrags
And The Winner Is…
Lunchtime at the Chelsea Flower Show is a truly scrummy affair so in keeping with the theme of Chelsea at home, we asked you to tag us in your favourite spot in the garden whilst enjoying a #ChelseaPicnic! The winner was treated to a hamper of Gardening Goodies worth £100!
@BealCroft @Bluemoo17 @Brales01 @brummiemummie @Bubbsyching @Chelle_claytonhughes @DianneCrimes @Dougal1972 @ekarddiva @elski2 @fiveminutegardener @Helena14 @helenshobby @heychants @Jo_Johannad @Kazweedon @Lindaxcurtis @Mazzero @Mia_C @npmauger @sowingattheshop @Strainskitchengarden @Surgeonsusan @Thegardenranger @Zingfinder Claire Ling Sarah Hodgetts Zoe Graitley
The Runners Up…
And The Winner Is…
🌼 Chelsea Picnic 🌼.
Today I should be at Chelsea. It would have been my first year and I was so excited to see all of the hard work, expertise and love that’s gone into each exhibit 👏 I’d even half planned my outfit. I knew it was going to be a floral dress (groundbreaking 🙄) and a hat…
Well do you know what! Yesterday, I wore it anyway and decided to have cake and bubbles in the garden 😍 #ChelseaPicnic style 🤩 Mr Cabbage thought the cake was for him but I can tell you now… I ate it all and enjoyed sitting in my favourite spot in the garden amongst my veggies and flowers with my beloved chickens 🐔
Thank you to everyone who entered our Chelsea Flower Show competitions and we hope you had as much fun dressing up and making delicious picnics as we did looking through all of your amazing pictures.
Let’s take a look at the official RHS Chelsea Flower Show Winners this year…
The Winner of RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Decade
Viburnum – Kilimanjaro Sunrise
Every year the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Competition is open to exhibitors at Chelsea to showcase their exciting new plant introductions. This year the RHS brought together the RHS Plant of the Year winners from the last decade and it was over to the public to vote for their favourite.
On Saturday May 23rd, Viburnum Kilimanjaro Sunrise was crowned as Plant of the Decade, decided by the People’s Choice Vote at the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020.
The Viburnum – Kilimanjaro Sunrise is truly beautiful. This stunning Viburnum was crowned Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015. The pure white and elegant lace cap flowers are produced in profusion all the way up this stunningly beautiful tiered plant. Throughout the summer months, the flowers of the Viburnum – Kilimanjaro Sunrise take on a magnificent pink tinge, whilst the foliage during the autumn turns to a lovely orange colour. An added bonus of these beautiful plants is the formation of red berries that turn black as the season progresses, adding an extra great talking point.
Previous RHS Plant of the Year Winners
Previous winners of Plant of the Year that are also available including our Mulberry Charlotte Russe which won in 2017 and became the first edible winner of the competition!
Our 2019 winner, Sedum Atlantis, is a plant for our times… drought tolerant, suitable for small spaces and attractive to bees!