RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – What’s New?

Ever been to the Chelsea Flower Show?

Maybe you’ve been every year and you feel you’ve seen it all before.

But this year there's something new you won't want to miss!

The 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show has a whole new category called “All about Plants” highlighting how powerful plants can be in transforming our lives for the better.

These gardens will be more than displays. They will be experiences.

Project Giving Back is supporting 12 gardens focusing on the potent positive impact of plants on our overall health, community and industry. It will be an opportunity for us all to gain a deeper understanding of the fantastic work these charity organisations, community interest groups and educational programmes are doing in the UK.

Here are some of these inspirational gardens.

Plant-based Fashion

When throwing on your coat on a chilly day you probably won’t be wondering what it’s actually made of or how it was made. But there’s good reason to be more mindful about what we choose to wear.

A Textile Garden for Fashion Revolution will be bringing awareness to the need to challenge the fast fashion industry by reconnecting plants with textiles. They will show the beauty and benefits of using plants in dyes, fabrics and as design inspiration.

Fashion Revolution is working hard to create an accountable fashion industry that works with, rather than against, our environment.

Soldiers of the Air and Sea

The garden inspired by The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund presents an opportunity for us to reflect on what it might have been like to fight on the front line. Or have known someone risking their life for others in this way. This exhibit uses plants to show the peace after conflict - the invaluable support, help and protection this organisation has provided for veterans, serving personnel and their families for over 100 years.

You will also enjoy a garden dedicated to the Royal National Lifeboat Association. Their display will embody the historical and modern aspects of this impactful charity that has been saving lives at sea and in floods and educating communities in the UK and Ireland since 1824.

Hope for the Homeless

Organisation St Mungo’s does a vital work in helping the homeless in London, offering 3,200 people a bed and support each night. The garden dedicated to this cause called Putting Down Roots spotlights the ways in which plant-filled spaces in cities help to foster connections. People are drawn together to enjoy a serene, safe and neutral environment.

The Wilderness – Above and Below

Rewilding Britain is an organisation focused on returning Britain’s natural environments back to their original wildness. Their garden will show how much beautiful biodiversity can be re-established just by bringing back the beavers.

There will also be a brand new Blue Peter garden called the New Blue Peter Garden: Discover Soil. This will bring us up close and personal with the all-important underworld of soil. After all, where would we be without it? It will be a colourful, interactive display encouraging both children and adults to be enthused about gaining an in depth knowledge on the workings of the earth we all rely on.


All the gardens backed by Project Giving Back will continue shining their lights after the show by being moved to their permanent locations around the country.

Come and be amongst the first to see them and grab those tickets here.


Project Giving Back
Slow Fashion
Soldiers of the Sea

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

This year is the 99th year of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and it’s going to be an invigorating, inspiring and most welcome distraction!

From 21-26 September you will be able to, once again, savour the show virtually from the comfort of your couch. However, for those up for an outing and some fresh air, you will be able to see, smell, touch all the flowers in all their petally glory!

Hooray! We're excited too!

Although we appreciated the virtual show last year and earlier this year, we must admit, it wasn’t quite the same. After a challenging period of time this is a great opportunity to leave the stress behind us and immerse ourselves in the restorative powers of nature.

That’s why, at this years show, the therapeutic value of having plants around is being celebrated as well as the life and work of nurses and the NHS, with a series of show gardens dedicated to honouring the nursing profession.

An Autumn Show

The shift from May to 21-26 September means a different kind of atmosphere, but Autumn has just as much to offer as Spring. In fact, Autumn is the perfect time for Alstroemeria as their flowering season extends right up until October. Parigo Alstroemeria will be exhibiting again at RHS Chelsea after nearly two decades so keep your eyes peeled for that. You will also see the likes of Salvia, Dahlia and an array of grasses and fruit and vegetables.

You’ll have the chance to bask in show-stopping gardens designed by famous designers and many wonderfully creative floral artworks. There'll be plenty of neat ideas and advice on growing plants in containers, inside and out, as well as gardening on your balcony or in any other small space.

The Chelsea Flower Show is a magnificent melting pot of horticultural specialists, florists, nurseries and designers producing a fabulous explosion of creative expression! This is the place to see what’s trending in the gardening world with products such as gardening tools, sculptures and, of course, plants aplenty.

Some gardens to look out for:

Guide Dog’s 90th Anniversary Garden - telling the story of when the first guide dogs were trained in the 1930s for blind war veterans and the wonderful work these creatures do, bringing liberation and connection to the blind.

Bodmin Jail: 60° East – A Garden Between Continents - a blend of European and Asian plants brought together by the landscapes of the Ural Mountain creates a refreshing and calming, atmospheric journey

Green Sky Pocket Garden - showing innovative use of smaller outdoor spaces, bringing nature back into the city.

Pop Street Garden – a colourful pop and street art inspired space to hang out and have some post-lockdown fun!

This show is not to be missed!

Even if it should rain, the show must go on! In fact one year when it was a thoroughly rainy show, one of the exhibitors dubbed it ‘The Chelsea Shower Flow’ (more odd facts here).

Due to covid safety precautions, the number of visitors will be less than in previous years so it’s best to book those tickets as soon as possible.

And if you don’t manage to nab a ticket to the show you can still enjoy the festivities by taking a walk through the streets of Chelsea. They’ll be full of all things flower with themed floral activities and displays.