Great Pavilion gardens

The ‘All About Plants’ line-up in the Great Pavilion is revealed, featuring new up-and-coming designers.

RHS Chelsea Great Pavilion

Smaller than RHS Chelsea’s Show and Sanctuary gardens, the ‘All About Plant’ gardens promise to be unusual and put ‘a twist on gardening’.

Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Shows, Commercial and Innovation says: “There is such a broad spectrum of ideas running through the All About Plants gardens this year and it’s great to see new takes on old trends coming to life in the designs. Whether you garden for your own health, the health of the planet or just for the joy of it, these gardens have something for everyone with inspiration for gardeners to try something new.”

The ‘All About Plants’ gardens:

  1. The Planet Good Earth Garden designed by Betongpark & Urban Organic is the RHS Chelsea’s first edible skate park with a two tonne granite skate ramp nestled amongst its planting. The garden highlights how fun, outdoor learning in a natural setting can positively impact wellbeing and confidence in young people.
  2. The Size of Wales Garden by Daniel Bristow will feature 313 different plant species and reflecting the number of tree species present in just one hectare of tropical forest. Plants include the moss-like carrot relative Azorella trifurcata along with the eyeballed pincushions of Leptinella ‘Country Park’ and the alien looking Rubus squarrosus.
  3. Bowel Research Microbiome Garden by Chris Hull & Sid Hill will explore the connection between soil health, plant life, and the human microbiome. The garden features sweet dock, lupins, and camassia for their gut positive qualities.
  4. The Pulp Friction: Growing Skills Garden by Will Dutch & Tin-Tin Azure-Marxen, creates an inclusive space to challenge perceptions of what people with learning difficulties can achieve.
  5. The Panathlon Joy Garden by Penelope Walker is designed with an uplifting look and feel to demonstrate that the joy and magic of gardening is for everyone.
  6. The Sue Ryder Grief Kind Garden by Katherine Holland provides a peaceful sanctuary in which to reflect

All the gardens in this category have been supported by Project Giving Back, the grant-making scheme that supports UK-based charities and other charitable organisations with the chance to apply for a fully-funded garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.