Highgrove heads to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Highgrove Shop will be exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, featuring a display created by sculptor Emma Stothard which will honour the Queen’s two terriers.

Highgrove Shop

The Highrove exhibit at the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a showcase for the King’s Foundation, an educational charity that champions heritage-led regeneration and the preservation of traditional arts and craft skills. Custodian of the Highgrove gardens, the King’s Foundation offers workshops, programmes and courses focused on heritage and craft skills such as woodworking and willow weaving at the Barley Court Education Centre on the Highgrove Estate.

In addition to the willow sculptures of The King and Queen’s dogs, Beth and Bluebell by Emma Stothard, the Highgrove shop will have produce from the garden along with Highgrove inspired products on sale – all the proceeds of which will support the work of the foundation. Live craft demonstrations of traditional skills from the King’s Foundation education programmes will be held throughout the show.

Emma Stothard said: “Honoured to be commissioned by The King’s Foundation to sculpt Their Majesties’ rescued Jack Russell Terriers, Beth & Bluebell. They will take centre stage on the very first Highgrove Gardens shop at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show”. Attending the RHS Spring Press Conference, Stothard brought along two wire studies of the terriers. “Recently I have been working on drawings and bronze wire studies of Beth & Bluebell. The preliminary studies will help me decide on the final pose for these two characterful dogs. I can’t wait to share more images of Beth & Bluebell soon”, she added.