What’s the idea?
As the Chelsea Flower Show can’t go ahead, the RHS has created a directory so you can still buy plants online from award-winning suppliers.
What’s the story?
You may know that the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show hasn’t been able go ahead as planned due to the Coronavirus lockdowns.
This means many of the peak-condition plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers planned for the Show are stuck indoors, unable to be enjoyed.
Also the exhibitors are having to watch their hard work to go to waste.
Usually, at this time of year, Spring sales are booming.
But right now, rows of healthy plants destined for gardens, window boxes, borders and pots are going unbought and unloved.
So the RHS has launched an online directory of its 2020 exhibitors – many of them award-winning.
These growers would have displayed at Chelsea this year but are now taking orders for home delivery instead – hurrah!
So you can buy plants online, support local nurseries, and have a show-stopping garden all in one go.
People should do this because…?
Gardening is a wonderful hobby, whether you are a full-on enthusiast or if you just enjoy having a little potter (like me);
It’s a great opportunity to purchase award-winning flowers, plants, and shrubs online and have them delivered directly to your door;
You will be supporting local specialist nurseries;
And preventing some lovely plants from going to waste;
With the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show next week, now is the perfect time to get your gardening hat on and line up any questions for the experts.
How do you do it?
Follow this link to go to the RHS Directory of Exhibitors 2020.
Homes & Property have highlighted a taster of what the Directory includes:
- a feast of hardy climbers
- tropical flowers
- rare succulents
- exquisite orchid
- 200 varieties of bougainvillea
- herbs and edibles – pesticide free
- drought-tolerant perennials
- exotic plants, from palm trees and agaves to mature bonsai trees and even Japanese maples.
There’s a lot in the Directory so it’s possible you might feel slightly overwhelmed, need advice, or have a question.
Fortunately The Virtual Flower Show will be offering daily Q&A sessions with RHS advisers from the 19th-
(Not to mention behind-the-scenes tours of celebrity gardens.)
The Virtual Flower Show is open to RHS Members only on 18 May and then to the general public from 19-23 May.
If you need any other gardening tips or ideas, you can find them on the RHS website.
Stuff you may need
- Computer, tablet, phone
- An interest in gardening!
- For some tips on basic gardening tools for your garden have a look at the Garden Design website