What better place to get inspiration from than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show starting today until Saturday. There are some gorgeous garden trends from this year's designs, ones which are very accessible and transferrable to recreate in your own homes.  

This year's ongoing theme across all the show gardens is the use of wildflowers and large plants to create dividers and walkways. We love this as it provides crucial shelter for wildlife and plants for bees to pollinate. Letting your garden grow wild is not only beneficial for wildlife but it can also benefit you and your family's mental health. Another similarity across the gardens is the focus on wellbeing and sensory activation.  

Here are our three favourite gardens from the week that have transferable elements which you can recreate in your gardens. 

The Myeloma Uk- A Life Worth Living Garden designed by Chris Beardshaw has been built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the work Myeloma UK do for patients with incurable blood cancer. This garden focuses on the emotional connection that plants can provide for people, and the focus on taking time to relax and be at one with nature. There is a focus on foliage and vast areas of greenery, including plants such as perennials geraniums: which we sell from £7. They have also included the clever use of a water feature, not only great for wildlife but also a calmer sensory stimulate for those in the garden. We have a range of water features instore and online. 

Feels like Home designed by Rosemary Coldstream is a simple, yet elegant garden inspired by her upbringing in New Zealand, it concentrates on one corner of a garden with a focus around a water feature. The black fence with matching black pots in front is a clever way of keeping the attention on the plants. They have used lots of ferns in their garden, ferns are a great plant that adds an element of drama into a space but are a low maintenance plant and will return year after year: A large selection of ferns available to buy instore. 
The RHS and Eastern Eye Garden of Unity designed by Manoj Malde, a space designed around inclusivity and diversity. This design has a huge focus on sustainability from using peat free planting, upcycling old furniture and using reclaimed materials. This garden uses a brightly coloured fence, pergola and pots and is something a bit different which stands out from the other designs. We stock a range of outdoor paint suitable for wood, brick or metal meaning you can go wild and upcycle your fences or pots: starting from £5.99.  To elevate your new colourful garden, we have everything from cushions, windchimes, vases and more.  


We hope you all feel inspired after seeing some of the gardens from this year's Chelsea Flower Show if you want to see more, please visit: RHS - Inspiring everyone to grow / RHS Gardening.  

And of course, if you need any help or you want some guidance on how to create a certain style of garden, please ask our a member of staff who will be happy to help and offer their support to pick the right plants for your space.  

May 23, 2023