RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th May 2017
Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London.
The annual event is held for five days by the Royal Horticultural Society and takes place in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and more than 150,000 people are expected to attend.
The event showcases the best flowers and plants by growers over the year, and attracts visitors from every continent around the world, as one of the most famous flower shows in the world.
This year showcases five BBC Radio 2 senses themed gardens:
The Chris Evans Taste Garden
The Chris Evans Taste Garden is designed by multi RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Jon Wheatley. The Garden is one of the “BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens” and is an allotment style garden with more than 50 different types of fruit, vegetables, edible flowers and herbs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of BBC Radio 2. The weekday breakfast DJ said: “I’m beyond thrilled to be taking the Radio 2 Breakfast Show to Chelsea in May and to work with Mary Berry on one of the Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens. “We’re going al fresco and gardening bonkers for a very special show at the world’s most prestigious horticultural happening. We cannot wait.”
The Jo Whiley Scent Garden
The theme of this garden is scent memories and fragrance and designer Jo Malone has helped to create the garden.
The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden
The Texture Garden, designed by Matt Keightley, is aimed to appeal to sense of touch. Vine said: “This is a dream for me. “On several occasions I have been to RHS Chelsea and felt deeply jealous of the green fingers that create the beauty. Now my own fingers have been called on.”
The Zoe Ball Listening Garden
The Listening Garden, designed by writer, broadcaster and designer, James Alexander Sinclair, will feature three long water troughs with large steel trays full of gravel. As the bass plays beneath the ground, patterns will emerge on the surface of the water and the gravel will dance to the vibrations.