Highlights from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

The Biophilic Garden Otsu – Hanare - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden

Designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson

Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

This garden tackles the tricky subject of death and grief. A tastefully subdued planting palette surrounds a central path, reflecting the commonality of birth and death for us all.


Horatio’s Garden

Designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg of Harris Bugg Studio

Horatio’s Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Horatio’s Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

This garden aims to be the antithesis of the clinical, hospital environments that those with spinal injuries are so used to. The birch and acer trees, underplanted with pretty flowers, at wheelchair height, create a cocooning effect.


The Nurture Landscapes Garden

Designed by Sarah Price

The Nurture Landscapes Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
The Nurture Landscapes Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

The beautiful bearded irises and pots of succulents set the palette for this elegant garden. The peachy tones of the walls and ground covering combined with exquisite planting to make this a favourite with photographers in the early-morning light.


Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden

Designed by Chris Beardshaw

Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Myeloma UK – A Life Worth Living Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Those with shady gardens should head to this show garden, where Chris Beardshaw’s recognisable planting style showcases shade-lovers, including Zantedeschia, candelabra primulas and irises.


Centre for Mental Health’s The Balance Garden

Designed by Jon Davies and Steve Williams of Wild City Studio

Centre for Mental Health’s The Balance Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Centre for Mental Health’s The Balance Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Is it a weed or a wildflower? This garden highlights the important role weeds play, especially in urban eco-systems. The garden is also designed to be climate change resilient.


House Plant Studios

House Plant Studios - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
House Plant Studios – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

The House Plants Studios are back again, and these little huts are TARDIS-like in the amount of botanical ingenuity and fun they pack into such a small space.


Floral Design

Floral Design display - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Floral Design display – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

This year sees the return of the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition, showcasing the finest in floral art, and this year’s exhibits all have to be created without the use of floral foam.


David Austin Roses

David Austin Roses - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
David Austin Roses – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

It wouldn’t be Chelsea without an archway festooned in roses on the David Austin Roses exhibit in the Great Pavillion.


The Hampden Stargardt Garden

Designed by Joanne Edmonds & Camilla Windsor-Clive

The Hampden Stargardt Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
The Hampden Stargardt Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

This sensory garden packs scented plants, beautiful blooms, the sound of running water and tactile yew seating into a tiny space, showcasing what can be achieved in a small space where everything has to be grown in containers.


Feels Like Home

Designed by Rosemary Coldstream

Feels Like Home - RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Feels Like Home – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Want to give your garden a faraway feel? This garden captures the feel of the designer’s childhood in New Zealand, in a collection of contemporary containers. The planting includes familiar favourites, such a tree ferns, and some less well-known plants, such as the New Zealand Christmas tree.


The Boodles British Craft Garden

Designed by Thomas Hoblyn

The Boodles British Craft Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
The Boodles British Craft Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sumptuous moisture-loving plants surround a black pool that cleverly recreates the effect of raindrops dancing on the surface of the water.


The Biophilic Garden Otsu – Hanare

Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

The Biophilic Garden Otsu – Hanare - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
The Biophilic Garden Otsu – Hanare – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

In the busy, hustle and bustle of the show, this garden is a little capsule of calm. Ishihara’s designs are always exquisitely immaculate, and this year’s garden is no exception.


Hamptons Mediterranean Garden

Designed by Filippo Dester

Hamptons Mediterranean Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Hamptons Mediterranean Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Drought-tolerant, Mediterranean-style shrubs and perennials surround stylish seating areas and an outdoor kitchen to create the perfect garden for entertaining friends and family.


The RSPCA Garden

Designed by Martyn Wilson

The RSPCA Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
The RSPCA Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

The vibrant blue water rill is made from recycled plastic, to highlight the danger waste plastic poses for animals.


The Talitha Arts Garden

Designed by Laura and Joe Carey

Joe & Laura Carey on the Talitha Arts Garden - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Laura and Joe Carey on the Talitha Arts Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

The couple were shortlisted in the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Gardens of the Year Competition, before becoming professional garden designers, and this year created their first-ever show garden. Congratulations, Laura and Joe!

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