Show Gardens

About the garden

A garden inspired by


Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. Our Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding.

RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824 but we’re more than a rescue service. We influence, supervise and educate people too. Our Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. And our international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.

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Garden Rehoming

Where can you visit this garden after the Show?

Following its showcase at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, all plants from the garden were sold at a special event at RNLI Plymouth headquarters to raise funds for RNLI. Each plant is now being enjoyed in its new home across the UK. The urns have a new permanent home at the RNLI College in Poole. The pavilion will be added to the collection of beautiful sculptures at ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’, nestled in the Dorset countryside. The Purbeck stone is being incorporated into the Minehead Lifeboat Station renovation, due to be completed in December 2022, and the specially commissioned planters will be installed at RNLI headquarters as a permanent momento of their RHS Chelsea Flower Show experience.

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"We are extremely proud to have been invited to be part of the launch of Project Giving Back at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. In addition, being asked to create a garden for the RNLI, is a huge honour. As someone who has dived and sailed for much of my life, the RNLI is a charity very dear to me and this is a fantastic opportunity to provide a platform from which to highlight the importance and depth of their work." - Chris Beardshaw

Tom Stuart-Smith
Garden Designer