Chelsea Flower Show 1930-1939, show garden construction

The 2010 Chelsea Flower Show is almost upon us with all the excitement of show gardens and fantastic floral displays. We trace the history of the show, long considered the must-see event for garden enthusiasts and royalty alike.

Winning design for roof top garden Inchbald bursary

The winner of the garden design bursary ran as a competition in GARDENS ILLUSTRATED with the Inchbald School of Design has been selected. Inglis Thornburn's design for a attractive yet practical roof garden space impressed the judges.

Jacob's Ladder designed by Jeffrey Hewitt, Chelsea 2009

Don’t forget to book your Chelsea Flower Show tickets

Annuals border design

Dutch nursery owners and planting designers Helen Lewis and Wilko Karmelk create a stunning chic and cheerful border using mainly annuals. Read the article and download their planting plan here:

The Posh Shed Company

A garden shed plays a vital role in the garden, either for the storage of equipment, or as an important work space. Andrew Wilson gives his design considerations

Tom Stuart-Smith 2008 Chelsea garden

Andrew Wilson looks at cutting edge flourishes that make a garden unique

The Grass Roof Company

Andrew Wilson urges home-owners to help make our cities more healthy and beautiful by planting on their roofs

Iron Art of Bath

From minimalist slabs to elegant wrought iron benches, garden designer Andrew Wilson talks us through the options for seating in the garden

East-facing border design

A sheltered, east-facing plot can be the ideal spot for a beautiful border crammed with half-hardy and exotic plants. National Trust gardener Mick Evans offers some inspiration with a perfect, planting plan. Download your planting plan here.

Jacques Wirtz

Garden designer Andrew Wilson advises on how to make a virtue of steep or uneven gardens by building walls and other structures that can host plants

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