Create some Chelsea Flower Show wow in your garden this month as Garden Answers takes you behind the scenes at the world’s favourite flower show! We’ve got exclusive interviews with top designers, planting partners to get the Chelsea look and fabulous shopping ideas for show garden chic that won’t break the budget.


Be inspired by… A soothing purple scheme; shopping with an orange twist; plants making their Chelsea debut; play Chelsea TV bingo; name the blue spires; diary dates

Chelsea 2017 sneak preview – the stories behind the show gardens and exclusive interviews with the top designers

Treat yourself to designer plants - Team the Chelsea favourites with their perfect partners. Take inspiration from alliums, foxgloves, verbascum and camassia  

Grow bearded irises - These lovely flowers will bring an instant Chelsea feel to any garden

What to do this month - Chelsea-inspired pruning and planting tips to give your own plot that medal-winning show-garden look

Diary of a Chelsea garden - Catherine MacDonald shares her behind-the-scenes photos, taken while creating the Hartley Botanic garden in just 17 days

Plant a slice of Chelsea - How to plan and plant a bold orange, silver and purple border full of colour and texture, in three easy steps

“We love our foliage plants” - This leafy planting paradise makes the most of sun and shade, with accents of flower colour

“We’ve used circles to add shape” - This sloping garden has been terraced to create three circular lawns framed by pretty perennials

“Our colourful garden is a place to unwind” - A scruffy lawn and rough meadow have been transformed into a series of plant-filled rooms  

Garden to visit - Woolbeding is a modern masterpiece, tucked away in a quiet corner of West Sussex

Chelsea, naturally - How to get the natural look with long grass and a mix of wildflowers

Grow a gourmet salad - Be inspired by Chelsea designers, growing posh fruit and veg

Ask Garden Answers - Our gardening expert Geoff Stebbings answers your queries on pulling rhubarb and plants for tubs and borders. Don’t forget to send us your questions!

Design Solutions - How to get the Chelsea look in your own garden. Our tongue-in-chic design will turn heads and delight the neighbours

Get the Chelsea look - Stylish buys inspired by the show gardens – from glitzy water features to fabulous fire bowls and planters with pizzazz
Free delivery and new exclusives - Plants to order from, with savings for GA readers

48 free* English lavender plug plants - worth £31.96. Just pay p&p

Over to you - Readers’ gardening stories and photos, including your prize-winning correspondence

Puzzles and prizes - Enter our competitions for a chance to win a mild steel fire pit and £50-worth of Hayloft vouchers

Garden view - Gnomes and bunting are a no-go at Chelsea. Helen Billiald on the strict RHS rules that govern the show gardens






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