The RHS Plant of the Decade has been voted for by the public. As part of Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum was voted the top plant of the last ten year, out of a list of each of the top plants of the year.

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro Sunrise ('Jww5') was bred by Jan Willem Wezelenburg in Holland and the plant was originally named plant of 2015 when it was exhibited at the show by Burncoose Nurseries. White flowers, featuring a pink blush, stand out against the dark green foliage, and appear in profusion all the way up this elegantly tiered plant. Its compact habit is ideal for containers or hedging.

Members of the public were able to cast their votes over the week of Virtual RHS Chelsea which marked ten years of the Plant of the Year competition.

As well as plant of the decade, the public have voted for Wilstone’s Potting Table as People's Choice Product of the Year. Made from galvanised steel and recycled teak for durability, the table has carry handles for easy moving, two drawers, shelf and a uniquely designed extend-able worktop revealing a compost store for plant potting. The announcement comes after the Vegebag by Vegepod UK was awarded the 2020 RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year title by a panel of expert judges earlier this week.

The People's Choice Garden of the Decade has yet to be announced.

For all our Chelsea Flower Show coverage, head to our Chelsea hub.


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London