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This year’s All About Plants designs revealed

We are delighted to be supporting all six of the All About Plants gardens at RHS Chelsea this May. These small gardens use the power of plants to highlight the work of some amazing charitable causes and showcase new designers and specialist growers and nurseries.

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Hattie Ghaui

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January 15, 2024

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We are delighted to be supporting all six of the All About Plants gardens at RHS Chelsea this May. These small gardens use the power of plants to highlight the work of some amazing charitable causes and showcase new designers and specialist growers and nurseries.

Innovative designs that put the focus firmly on the plants, the All About Plants gardens are staged inside the Great Pavilion, which is the iconic centrepiece of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Since this garden category was introduced in 2022, it has been wholly sponsored by Project Giving Back. 

This year’s designs, all created by first-time Chelsea designers, aim to bring attention to a range of interesting causes. Chelsea’s first fully-functioning skateboard ramp is at the centre of the Planet Good Earth Garden, an edible skatepark that creates a place for playing, learning and growing. Also focusing on outdoor sport, the Panathlon Joy Garden highlights the importance of grassroots sporting opportunities for children with disabilities and special educational needs.

The health of the body, mind and planet are themes that run through many of the gardens. The Bowel Research UK Microbiome Garden draws inspiration from medical and botanical research, exploring the fascinating connection between a healthy landscape, a healthy gut, and a healthy mind. Including over 300 plant species, the Size of Wales Garden is inspired by the rich biodiversity of plant life in tropical forests, underlining the devastating consequences of deforestation.

Showing the garden as a place of peaceful sanctuary, the Sue Ryder Grief Kind Garden provides somewhere for quiet reflection. And the Pulp Friction Growing Skills Garden challenges perceptions of people with learning disabilities and demonstrates the power of inclusivity through gardening.  

The All About Plants category aims to put emphasis on the plants, so 80% of the gardens must be planted material and designers have been asked to seek out specialist plant nurseries to supply them.

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