HTA all set for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Members of the Horticultural Trades Association, HTA, is busy preparing gardens and exhibits for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which takes place on 19-23 May 2015.

HTA members building gardens are:

Main Avenue – Clifton Nurseries – Royal bank of Canada Garden
Artisan – Walker’s Nurseries – The Sculptor Picnic Garden.

A number of Horticultural Trades Association members are exhibiting at the Show this year such as Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres looking to secure a historic 70th consecutive RHS Chelsea Gold medal.

Other association members include: Plants For Europe, David Austin Roses, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Kelways Plants, Peter Beales Roses and Burncoose Nurseries.

For more information on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show visit www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, is the place to see cutting-edge garden design, new plants and find ideas to take home.

The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Once Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show), it is still the most prestigious.

Key facts

  • The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society which was founded in 1804.
  • In 1927 there was a campaign to get the RHS to ban foreign exhibits from RHS Chelsea to reduce competition with British firms. The RHS refused saying, ‘horticulture knows nothing of nationality.’
  • In 1932 the rain at the Show was so severe that a summer house display fell to pieces. One very wet year an exhibitor named it ‘The Chelsea Shower Flow’.
  • The Great Pavilion is roughly 11,775 square metres or 2.90 acres, enough room to park 500 London buses.
  • Of the firms that exhibited at the first Show in 1913, three can still be seen at the Show today: McBean’s Orchids, Blackmore & Langdon and Kelways Plants.

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