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The Perennial Lifeline Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, designed by Colm Joseph & Duncan Cargill. Photo by Britt Willoughby Dyer
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New category of plant-focused gardens announced

We are thrilled to announce the good causes and designers behind four new All About Plants gardens, supported by Project Giving Back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

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Jennie Spears

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January 27, 2022

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We are thrilled to announce the good causes and designers behind four new All About Plants gardens, supported by Project Giving Back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

Following the announcement earlier this month of seven gardens we are supporting at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, we can now reveal a further four gardens for good causes that will be created at the show in May, before being permanently relocated at sites around the UK. 


All About Plants gardens supported by Project Giving Back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
(in alphabetical order)

Hattie Ghaui, Director of Project Giving Back, says:

“This group of exceptional small gardens, which will unusually be staged inside the Great Pavilion, really demonstrates the essence of what we’re trying to achieve by supporting gardens for good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Designers have been incredibly creative with their interpretation of their chosen good cause, and we hope visitors and viewers will fall in love with the immersive plant experiences the All About Plants gardens will offer and rush to find out more about the charities they support.”


All About Plants is a new category of small garden which has been created by the RHS and Project Giving Back to put the spotlight firmly on plants and the specialist nurseries who grow and supply them. At least 75% of the area used to create the 8x6m gardens must be planted material and we have asked designers to seek out specialist plant nurseries to supply plants for the show in May to help raise awareness of their horticultural skill and knowledge. 


Furthermore, this new category welcomes applications from designers without prior Chelsea experience, allowing new talent the opportunity to create award-winning show gardens.


Arne Maynard, celebrated garden designer and Project Giving Back Advisory Panel member, says:


“I have long been a champion of the wonderful selection of specialist nurseries we have here in the UK and hope the All About Plants gardens will help bring them to the attention of new gardening audiences. In the same way we’re returning to independent book shops, we really must start using independent nurseries when buying plants or we’re in danger of losing them."


“I am really excited about seeing this group of gardens come together at the show. Their compact size and high plant ratio means we’ll be treated to a riot of foliage and colour, helping bring an incredible range of good causes to life. I can’t wait to see what this talented group of designers bring to the show.”


Find out more about the gardens for good causes PGB is supporting in 2022.

Where are the plants coming from?

The Core Arts Front Garden Revolution

Creepers Nursery

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The Mothers for Mothers Garden, designed by Pollyanna Wilkinson


Form Plants

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Iris of Sissinghurst

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Primrose Hall Peonies

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A Textile Garden for Fashion Revolution, designed by Lottie Delamain


Kelways Plants

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Majestic Trees

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Wilderness Foundation UK Garden, designed by Charlie Hawkes


Form Plants

Website Instagram

Crûg Farm

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Woodlands Nursery

Website

Phoenix Perennials



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