Chelsea Flower Show

A Garden to Expose Modern Day Slavery

Kevin Hyland OBE | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Kevin Hyland OBE

As you walk around Chelsea Flower Show, you will find one garden designed by Juliet Sargeant that is a tribute to the best of British society - an array of bright flowers and multi-coloured front doors. Yet explore a little further, and in its dark centre you will uncover the stark and shocking reality that today, in modern Britain, there are more than 13,000 people living in slavery.

It's Rocket Science, Kids, But Not as We Know It!

UK Space Agency | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
UK Space Agency

To get the project off the ground (pardon the pun) we will be sending 2kg of rocket seeds to the International Space Station as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake's six-month mission. After several months on board, orbiting the planet at 17,000mph, the seeds will be returned to Earth and sent to thousands of UK schools...

Gardening - Mind and Matter?

Heather Budge-Reid | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Heather Budge-Reid

Horticultural therapy is a proven way of helping people with a range of mental health problems and it uses gardening to meet specific therapeutic or rehabilitative goals. In Gardening Leave's case, we help the men and women who serve our country, specifically the 20% of Armed Forces veterans who face a mental health issue.

Chelsea Flower Show Gardeners In Last-Minute Dash After Wild London Weather

The Huffington Post UK/PA | James Martin | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Chelsea Flower Show designers are making a last-minute dash to spruce up their gardens after lashing wind and rain hit the capital. Some of the wor...

LIfe in the Arts Lane - Week 77 - Stanley Spencer Lobster and Burgundian snails

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I began the week with Lobster thermidor and ended it with half a dozen Burgundian snails; or, I began the week with the Stanley Spencer exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester and ended it with the fabulous 13th century Tour du Guet in Calais. It all depends on how you look at your week.

A Gardener's Work Is Never Done...

Kate Gould | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Gould

The bronze Fennel has clearly loved the winter wet and will soon dwarf the Rosa 'Skylark' it is planted with but at the moment the tight buds and blousy flowers of the rose look very pretty against the warm tones and ferny foliage of the Fennel.

Chelsea Flower Show 2014 - Top Five Windows

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

It's around this time of year that I think a) where is the year going b) thank god it's May and the sun is finally out and c) it's Chelsea Flower Show - bring on the beauty. For me the Chelsea Flower Show kicks off the season and it's one of the reasons I love England so much.

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Pictures Of The Glorious Gardens And Displays

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday saw the arrival of the bigwigs - the Queen and other celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Rowan Atkinson - today sees the Chelsea Fl...

Aww! Benedict Hits Chelsea Flower Show With His Mum (PICS)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch has been making the most of the London sunshine by taking his lovely mum out for a day at the Chelsea Flower Show. Yes that’s r...

Susanna Puts In Energetic Chelsea Flower Show Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Susanna Reid has been photographed putting in an energetic appearance at a preview of the Chelsea Flower Show, and to say she looked excited to be the...

Top Four Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lorenzo Belenguer

For the first time in 30 years, Alan Titchmarsh, the BBC presenter, is designing and building a show feature. From the Moors to the Sea will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the UK's biggest community gardening campaign - RHS Britain in Bloom, as well as Alan's own 50 years in horticulture.

Chelsea Flower Show - It's an Explosion!

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lorenzo Belenguer

Someone once said that the British lack passion. And someone replied to him: "look at their gardens. That is where they show their passion." Few countries display such vibrancy , dedication and eagerness to horticulture. Chelsea Flower Show is the finest example.

LOOK: Harry Gives Queen Chelsea Tour..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

It was a family affair on Monday as Prince Harry showed the Queen around his charity Sentebale's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The prince smil...

Harry Makes Surprise Visit To Chelsea Flower Show

PA | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Prince Harry paid a surprise visit to see his charity Sentebale's garden being set up at the Chelsea Flower Show. The prince, wearing a yellow high...

Competition: Win Chelsea Flower Show Tickets And Hotel Stay For Two

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Win a pair of tickets to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a hotel stay and meal for two, courtesy of M&G Investments. Enter on our Facebook ...

Why the Chelsea Flower Show Could Be Renamed the Chelsea Paint Drying Show

Caroline Tilston | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Tilston

Gardening is basically outdoor housework, it is the least interesting thing in the garden and yet the media folk fetishise it like it's a mixture of the Queen Mother and raw vegetables. Not only do they revere it beyond reason, they insist it's good for you and you positively should enjoy it.

Ringo Starr Brings Flower Power to WaterAid's Chelsea Garden

Barbara Frost | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Barbara Frost

This was the third time that WaterAid has been involved with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and we were delighted with the silver medal-winning garden that Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour created for us.

Ricky Shows Off Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | Home

Since Ricky Gervais went off to LaLa land, he's become a shadow of his former self - quite literally. The star looked to be disappearing befor...

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 - Will It Be the Same Old, Same Old?

Philip Nash | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Nash

I think it's time to sub-divide the categories for judging the show gardens into traditional and contemporary or modern, with judges from both within our profession - peers with experience in their fields of passionate dedication - and those of critical expertise, without - architects, interior designers, artists - who will bring a breath of fresh air to the critical evaluation of the exhibits.

Fencers Catch The Queen's Eye At Chelsea

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

It was fencing rather than plants that caught the Queen's eye at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. Potential Olympic fencers James Honeybone, 21, ...

Horticulture, Holden Style

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.05.2012 | Home

Now, we don't know about you but we'd never have necessarily put horticulture and heels together. But try telling Amanda Holden that. Th...

Queen To Visit Chelsea Flower SHow

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be among the first people to get a glimpse of the exhibits at this year's Chelsea Flower Show when they tour the ...

Caroline Frost

Weekend TV: Best Thriller Ever, Best Documentary Ever... | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Horrible, unseasonal weather… time to curl up under the rug and see what’s on the box, and there are some real genuinely fine goodies this weekend...

Put Fans First

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Sharon Hodgson

Last week saw the launch of StubHub UK, the latest invasion of a secondary ticketing business from across the Atlantic.