Funding applications for RHS Chelsea 2023 are now open
Funding applications for RHS Chelsea 2023 are now open

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Show Gardens

Packed with gardening inspiration, the smaller show gardens are open to applications from designers who have previously exhibited at other RHS flower shows.

Our Brief

This is a category of show garden which we hope will attract new talent to the show as well as enabling designers who have been unable to find sponsors for their proposals at previous shows. We anticipate this category will also provide an opportunity for designers who have exhibited at other RHS shows and are keen to take on the challenge of Chelsea. The applicant must be willing to collaborate with UK charities to create a garden that will not only highlight their design skills but also impress Project Giving Back with their ability to work closely with a charity.

Who do we have in mind?

Landscape & garden designers who have already exhibited at other RHS flower shows and who want to design a show garden of approximately 10x 12 in size in collaboration with a UK charity

Our garden criteria

12 themed categories for designers to select from:
Grow your own
Horticultural societies
Volunteering
Educational
Specialist growers
Climate
Urban lifestyle
Modern
Sustainability
Biodiversity
Ethnobotanical
Historical

Partnering with a good cause

We encourage designers and charities to form a partnership before applying for funding from Project Giving Back. However, if you are yet to form a partnership between a designer and a good cause and would like to arrange a guidance call with the Project Giving Back team, please get in touch.

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Previous examples of gardens for good causes at Chelsea

High Maintenance Garden
Sue Ha
Motor Neurone Disease
Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden
Kati Crome
Embroidered Minds
Walker's Wharf Garden
Graham Bodle
Doncaster Deaf Trust
CWGC Centenary Garden
David Domoney
CWGC
Donkey Sanctuary Garden
Christina Williams & Anne Prebens
Donkey Sanctuary

Partnering with a good cause

All About Plants is the only scheme that is for the specific benefit of horticultural charities. Applicants

We encourage designers and charities to form a partnership before applying for funding from Project Giving Back. However, if you are yet to form a partnership between a designer and a good cause and would like to arrange a guidance call with the Project Giving Back team, please get in touch.
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Application Process

Application process

1st October - 15th November '21

Project Giving Back website open to expressions of interest. All expressions require a description of the concept and key applicant details. You will also be invited to attach supporting documentation (e.g. a portfolio documenting your experience). Once screened, applicants will be asked to provide a written brief and the mood boards for their garden.

November/December '21

  • First Project Giving Back selection panel sits to review expressions of interest.
  • Feedback given to all applicants and a shortlist will be invited to prepare a funding application presentation.

February '22

Funding application presentations will be arranged and Project Giving Back panel will select up to six applicants to support, and ask them to prepare their application to the RHS

April '22

  • Final meeting with the Project Giving Back Panel.
  • Successful applicants invited to prepare full application for the RHS selection process

May '22

Application deadline for RHS selection process

September '22

Final RHS decision (exact date to be confirmed)

Application process

1st October - 15th November '21

Project Giving Back website open to expressions of interest. All expressions require a description of the concept and key applicant details. You will also be invited to attach supporting documentation (e.g. a portfolio documenting your experience). Once screened, applicants will be asked to provide a written brief and the mood boards for their show garden.

November/December '21

First selection panel sits and reviews all applications. Feedback given to all applicants and a shortlist will be invited to prepare a funding application presentation. 

February '22

Funding application presentations will be arranged and Project Giving Back panel will select applicants to support, and ask them to prepare their application to the RHS.

April '22

Final meeting with the Project Giving Back panel.

May' 22

Applications deadline for the RHS Application process.

September '22

Final decision taken by the RHS (exact date to be confirmed).

Journal

News

Project Giving Back announced

We're so pleased to be able to announce a new and unique organisation that will provide funding for gardens inspired by UK charities and not-for-profit organisations at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Interview

Meet the team: Introducing Hattie Ghaui, PGB Project Director

We’re thrilled to welcome Hattie Ghaui to the Project Giving Back team. She joins as Project Director and will oversee all funding applications from good causes, designers, nurseries and other interested parties.

News

Project Giving Back announced

We're so pleased to be able to announce a new and unique organisation that will provide funding for gardens inspired by UK charities and not-for-profit organisations at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

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A few frequently asked questions

How do exhibitors attract press coverage? 

RHS Chelsea attracts a huge amount of media interest. If the garden is selected for the show, the charity and designer will have the chance to promote their story to the media and work with the RHS press office to maximise opportunities. They will be invited to organise a photo call on the garden on press day and take advantage of the many other media opportunities available at the show. Any press activity should be coordinated in conversation with the RHS press office. Charities are encouraged to find interesting and creative ways to get their message across and the story behind the garden is often of interest to media.

What does the Project Giving Back grant cover?

Every applicant will need to submit a budget for approval. Each grant will be sufficient to cover the design and build of the garden. Funding may also be available for relocation of the garden after the show. Accommodation during build-up may be included but additional hospitality is not. Additional costs to be borne by charities will be advised by the RHS once the application is selected.    

How does this process relate to the RHS Selection Process?

Project Giving Back is not an alternative to the RHS selection process. Our aim is to identify interesting designers, nurseries and horticultural groups and encourage them to apply. However, if you are successful in being selected by Project Giving Back, you will still need to apply to the RHS in the usual way.

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