This special issue of Garden Answers is devoted to our favorite annual flower show, and is packed with ideas from Chelsea to use in your own garden.
Enjoy a sneak preview
We’ve interviewed all the top show garden designers about their designs for 2016 – including gold-medal winners Cleve West, Diarmuid Gavin, Andy Sturgeon and Chris Beardshaw. They’ll all be aiming for the prestigious Best in Show award this year – so why not have a look at the sketches and tell us which one you prefer?! As well as garden sketches we’ve included key plants and colour palettes to use at home.
Go behind the scenes
Last year’s Best in Show garden, Urban Retreat, was created by multiple gold medal-winner Adam Frost. He takes us behind the scenes to show us diagrams, planting plans and photos of his apprentices building the garden.
Get show garden chic, for less
We share our top picks of stylish furniture, modern planters, lighting, water features and ornaments that you can buy online or on the high street for everyday prices.
Add Chelsea wow
Inject some Chelsea wow right now, using atmospheric lights, silky smooth or rippling water surfaces, digging out deeper borders and planting in odd numbers like the design professionals.
Pick your perfect partners
Chelsea designers have a real knack for putting wonderful perennials together for the last week in May – some of them of course are kept in the fridge to slow their flowers down, while others are brought on in a balmy greenhouse. In this feature we show some of the most spectacular planting partnerships from last year’s Chelsea.