UBS sponsors ‘A day on the nursery’ exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Partnering with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), UBS will sponsor an exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show, providing funding for four nurseries to exhibit.

UBS x RHS Exhibit for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

The £10,000 UBS grant supports Kent Wildflower Seeds, Caley Brothers, Kitchen Garden Plant Centre and She Grows Veg to exhibit on the ‘A Day on the nursery: insights into life as a grower’ showcase.

The 800m2 walkthrough exhibit aims to highlight the skill and hard work of nursery growers. The exhibit will be designed by Rosy Hardy – experienced RHS Chelsea exhibitor, garden designer, author and owner of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants; and Emma Tipping – garden designer and 2023 RHS Chelsea gold medal winner. After the flower show, the exhibit will be re-homed at the Park Village Oasis project in East London, where it will be enjoyed all year round.

UBS Group Executive Board Lead for sustainability and impact, and UK CEO, Bea Martin said: “We’re delighted to partner with the Royal Horticultural Society on this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show as part of our aim to promote more sustainable approaches. We look forward to welcoming over 150,000 guests, including many UBS clients and staff, and connecting them with ways to explore sustainable principles alongside an exciting range of heritage and native plants and fungi to be enjoyed at home.”

Sarah Poll, head of shows development at RHS said: “We are thrilled to be working with UBS to provide financial support to four of the UK’s specialist plant nurseries and enabling us to create an educational feature which gives our visitors a rare behind the scenes insight into the growing process of the show stopping plants that make up the displays at our shows. The RHS and UBS is committed to championing UK British Nurseries and hopes the feature will encourage more people to support and buy from the UK’s independent nurseries, have a go at plant propagation at home or be inspired to start a career in the growing side of the horticultural industry.”

The exhibit will be built by landscape company Topoforma.