The reason behind the ‘raised egg’ in the gold-medal-winning garden exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show.
This year’s RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW took place for the first time in September. The “Wimbledon of gardens,” or as some visitors dubbed it, the “Paris catwalk of horticultural fashion,” was a favorite once again this year.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show had never been hosted in September in its 108-year history.
It started on September 21 and ended on September 26 this year.
On BBC ONE, RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Best of 2021 looked back at some of the show’s highlights.
Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift walked viewers through the week’s highlights.
This year’s Chelsea Floral Show was jam-packed with activities, including flower displays and show gardens, celebrity sightings, and a focus on sustainability.
Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Sophie Wessex were among the Royals that attended the world’s most famous flower display this year.
“Taking back an urban place and greening it up” was something Princess Anne was “particularly interested in.”
The Royals, however, were not the show’s main attraction.
Tom Massey and his Yeo Valley Organic Garden took up the BBC RHS People’s Choice Award this year.
Tom was also a gold medalist.
“I think it’s partially the message, the organic message,” the designer, whose favorite season is autumn, said of why people were so taken with his garden.
At Chelsea, his garden was the first organic exhibition garden.
“I believe there is a genuine trend toward more sustainable practices, such as being kinder to the environment, not exterminating all insects, and lowering chemical use.”
Tom was “loving the autumn theme.”
“This is the only September show,” he remarked, “and this garden really embraces that.”
Tom’s garden has an egg as one of its attractions.
The concept was that you could hoist yourself up and look out over the beautiful meadow.
“The view is fantastic,” according to the report.
Alan Williams’ The Parsley Box was another People’s Choice garden.
The Best Small Garden winner was a modern take on a traditional kitchen garden that drew a lot of attention from the show’s attendees.