This month, for the first time since 2019, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show comes home to its spring slot, and we are celebrating its return with special features in our May issue. It marks the time when gardens spring into verdant life and the warmth of summer finally returns. It’s no stretch to say Chelsea is the world’s favourite flower show, and we are very excited to see it back!
In this issue we explore the cutting-edge design ideas you can always find at the show. This year the theme of small-space gardening makes a strong return, so we’ve looked through show gardens of the past few years to find the best small-space ideas that anyone can take home. And let’s not forget to celebrate the amazing plants that will be on display. Heart-stoppingly beautiful bearded irises are the plants I most associate with Chelsea, and we have them in numbers in our featured gardens.
Find out how to recreate a gorgeous border from Chelsea, full of rich bronze iris and frothy dusky pink hedgerow plants. And as always, catch up with jobs to do in your garden now, enter our fantastic competitions, get inspired by our multi-generational garden design solution and over 100 more planting ideas inside.